Showing Appreciation For Loving & Compassionate Care
Alden Stout's wife Jan was a patient at Taylor House Hospice. As he reflected about their experience, "From the moment Jan entered Taylor House to the day she left, all the nurses, aids, volunteers and Dr. Nordstrom, were so caring, loving, compassionate, and dedicated to making Jan feel safe, protected, and well cared for. I was amazed at the quality of care Jan received. Not only did they help her with pain management, but they offered peace and comfort to the soul which was far more important than any medications administered to her."
"Jan was treated as royalty, a queen, as someone very special. The level of dignity, respect, and honor was astounding. I marveled at how these angels could go about their duties and give so much of themselves to someone they did not even know. "
One day as Alden was walking by the Wish Tree at Taylor House he saw new beds were on the wish list. Jan had used one of the two new beds at Taylor House and it was easy to tell they were a vast improvement over the old beds. Alden made a gift large enough to buy one new bed and soon after gave enough money to buy a second bed. Because Alden wanted Taylor House to have the new beds immediately Alden made a current gift of cash. It was then possible to get the beds right away benefiting the current hospice patients.