“I love being a patient care manager at Premier Hospice & Home Health because we have such an amazing team that makes such a difference in the lives of our patients, families and caregivers.”
I love being a hospice nurse because caring for those who are most vulnerable is so rewarding. I find my purpose by helping someone else find their meaning in life. That’s what hospice nursing is all about.
My Why: There is no greater privilege than being allowed to help a patient and their family through the end of their life on earth. My favorite thing about my job is finding something to smile about at every visit with a patient or family member. They can’t see our smiles right now, but even on the worst day there is always something that can raise their spirits a little more.
I love being a nurse for many reasons, but mostly because my joy comes from caring for others, and the trust that develops with that relationship. My patients fill my bucket on a daily basis. In return, I help them pass with dignity and comfort. It is a true honor to provide this type of care at such a vulnerable time in someone’s life.
I have been a Nurse with Premier Hospice, Fort Wayne for 2 years. Premier’s mission statement includes words such as support, caring for others, and living life fully and comfortably. Premier does truly stand behind that mission statement and allows their employees to go above and beyond.
There can are really good days, and there can be very hard days, but when you remember why we do what we do.. it’s always worth it.
As cliché as it may sound, I’ve always known that I wanted to help people in some way. I became a CAN at a local hospital and had wonderful nurses take me under their wings. This led me into the beautiful profession of nursing.
Hospice stood out to me above all other avenues of nursing. This was mostly due to the simplicity of being a part of such a precious time in a patient’s life – as well as their family’s. Throughout the past year of working for Premier Hospice, I have met some of the most amazing people and have had the privilege of being an intricate part of their lives; no matter how short or how long. My patients have taught me so much about the real values of life and family. Hospice isn’t a profession for everyone, but I am blessed to be a part of something so wonderful.
I’ve dreamed of being a nurse since I was a little girl and used to help my grandpa administer his insulin. After six years and four different specialty floors in the hospital, I continued to feel an void that I wanted to fill. I prayed and took a leap into hospice that changed my life forever. The amount of quality and personal time you get to have with the patients and their families is fulfilling and gives me purpose. I am humbled and privileged to serve such wonderful people in my community and look forward to having them teach me life lessons for years to come. They are the true heroes of this story!