The Merlin and Carolyn Hanson Hospice Center has been an Important Resource for Many Families in the Area
When loved ones in hospice care need additional medical intervention, while offering a home-away-from-home environment, the Merlin and Carolyn Hanson Center offers this and more.
After a two-and-a-half year battle with brain cancer, the Hanson Hospice Center offered a peaceful and supportive retreat for the family of Jeremy Borlin. While the hospital could be a difficult environment for 10-year old Jeremy, he needed additional medical support beyond what his family could provide at home.
“We were tired of hospitals,” said Jeremy’s mother, Darci Borlin.
“It was a nurse friend that made the connection and helped set us up with the Hanson Hospice Center.” The referral made a big difference in Jeremy’s comfort level during his final days.
“We were there for seventeen days,” said Darci. “The night he was admitted, he was unresponsive, but hospice care was able to help. With additional medical support, they were able to better control his symptoms. Being there helped him to be more comfortable.”
In addition to easing Jeremy’s symptoms, the Hanson Hospice Center also offered support and comfort to those close to him during his stay. “It was a difficult experience for us,” said Darci. “But to be there in a comfortable room, with as many visitors as we wanted at any time was really helpful. There was even a time when the school came for a day, and that was really important for his classmates. The accommodations were fabulous and the nurses compassionate and wonderful.”