If you’ve been anywhere near your cell phone, computer, radio or television set, you know that COVID-19 (Coronavirus) threatens all of us. Your mind knows the facts, but if you have a loved one in hospice, your heart doesn’t want to listen because you so desperately want to be with them during what may be their final days.
No words can express the sadness that comes with turning away the people who mean the most to our patients, but we hope you can understand why we need to do it. In addition to protecting our residents, Our Lady of Peace needs to protect the people who are caring for your loved ones. These are the people on the front lines, managing pain, administering medication, and changing linens, so their patients can be clean and comfortable. Please be assured that amid their daily duties, our medical team is also sharing encouraging words, holding hands, and showing love to all who are in their care.
Our front-line medical workers have expressed fear of contracting coronavirus and bringing it home to their families. Difficulty accessing protective supplies is concerning, but they continue to serve. Our goal is to protect our caregivers, patients, and you.
We will continue to serve our patients with compassionate, faith-based end of life care, guided by the principles of our founders, the Dominica Sisters of Hawthorne. We promise our families that we’re putting hearts into everything we do, and we ask for your understanding and prayers during this difficult time for all of us.