Litchfield Magazine: Planning for the End

“‘I have experienced the hospice from both sides,’ says Schinke, ‘as a volunteer and as a recipient of its benefits. People say they want to die at home; I think what they are really saying is they don’t want to die in a hospital with all that that entails. I think it’s important for a person to have a calm, peaceful, beautiful place that is not a hospital setting.'”

“‘People are afraid of the ‘H’ word,’ says Roy. ‘We are about helping people live fully, about being hopeful and passionate and about approaching the end in a more positive and humane way.'”

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