When the end of life is near, hospice care can help terminally ill people live their remaining days, for however long that it is, with dignity, close to family and loved ones. Spending Christmas at home, close to family and loved ones, was Sandy’s greatest wish.
Sandy Cahoy had been battling against cancer for several years. She was first diagnosed with lung cancer and it eventually metastasized to her spine and brain as well. In the months leading up to Christmas, Sandy was residing at Saint Joseph's Rehabilitation and Care Center.
“Sandy wanted to be at home for Christmas,” said Sandy’s husband, Don. So the Cahoys turned to hospice care.
“We contacted the hospice team [at Faith Regional Health Services] and they moved very fast to make that happen,” added Don.
The Cahoys were very grateful that Sandy was able to be home for Christmas. “We couldn’t have done it without their help,” said Don. “Their service is impeccable. They were just excellent!”