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Why Working for Hospice is So Rewarding

I have been a nurse for 29 years. For most of those years, I worked at the UK Chandler Hospital in various capacities until I retired in 2018. Before retiring, my father received hospice care with Bluegrass Hospice Care. In 2019, my mother-in-law also received hospice care. The nurses and aides who came to see her were always so encouraging to me, so I asked them about what they like about their jobs. It was because of their positive attitudes that I decided I wanted to go back to work part time with Bluegrass Hospice Care.

My coworkers immediately took me under their wing and though I was just part time, I wanted to increase my hours. Everyone I have worked with has been amazing. These people really love what they do. The teamwork is phenomenal.

I would tell anyone wanting to do hospice nursing not to be afraid. This is so rewarding. Being with someone and at the end of their life is an honor, and to make them comfortable is a blessing. If you love being able to take care of your patient and their families, this is an environment you would love.

   - Elizabeth Dick, RN

     Bluegrass Hospice Care at UK Healthcare

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