Patient Stories

We invite you to spend a moment with our patients and their loved ones as they share their Regional Hospice journey.  We help to create human connection and honor each patient’s unique journey. And in the process, we hope to change the conversation about hospice.  

We are blessed when we can lend a helping hand, a soft shoulder and a caring heart as patients, along with their friends and family, create lasting end-of-life memories.  

It’s our honor to share some of their stories with you.

Remembering Sarah

The film Grace + Gratitude documents the end-of-life journey of Sarah Livesey, who died at age 46 in the Center for Comfort Care & Healing.

A Journey of a Loving Marriage

Pat Martinsen loved life—and colorful zinnias, a flower that symbolizes endurance, friendship and remembrance. Her beloved husband, Bob, remembers her here. Married for over half


On Seeing Signs

A typical sign that people associate with death is the red cardinal. A common folklore saying has reached many grievers, “When a cardinal appears in

Alex and Fran

You Have Everything You Need

When Frances Guardi arrived at the Center for Comfort Care & Healing, her life – at the end of life – changed for the better.

A Connection to Abbe

In memory of his wife, Abbe, Fred Tesch had a beautiful fountain installed at the Center for Comfort Care & Healing. The sound of the