When Aissa Ayala De Ramirez turned to Hospice of the Comforter in 2007 for her mother’s care, she had no idea what to expect. To Aissa’s surprise, a social worker, doctor and two nurses visited the family’s home the same afternoon. Today, Aissa’s journey continues with her father. The support from Hospice of the Comforter has proved invaluable.
“If Hospice of the Comforter was not there, I would not know what to do.” Says Aissa Ayala. “They have been angels and have provided me with such a wonderful experience.”
Florida Hospital’s Hospice of the Comforter, a not-for-profit, faith based hospice is growing with new physicians, culture, and an array of comprehensive care. Hospice of the Comforter has served Orange, Seminole and Osceola communities since 1990 to equip families with training and education to offer support during their loved one’s final journey.
“Our mission to extend the healing ministry of Christ and to provide skilled physicians, caring employees, and a great level of care will give Hospice of the Comforter a new meaning of hope and healing,” said Lars Houmann, President and CEO of Florida Hospital.
“Hospice provides care that brings comfort to people with a life-limiting illness. The focus is on enhancing the remaining quality of life,” says Ernesto Lopez, Vice President of Florida Hospital.
Perhaps most important for Aissa, hospice had provided a bereavement specialist to work through her loss. Having the specialist there provided a sense of security for Aissa.
Hospice of the Comforter provides a volunteer program that may offer additional services that include pet therapy, haircuts, reading, massage therapy, respite visits, music therapy, and a life reflection video or photo montage. There is a 24/7 staffed nurse available.