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A Friendship that Lives On

Tuesday, July 24, 2018

Contact: Teratia Welch

Pictured is Sondra Ebert, daughter of former Berger Hospice patient Laura Harmon. Sondra is holding a photo of her late mother and father.

“At Berger Hospice, you are treated like family,” said Sondra Ebert, daughter of former hospice patient Laura Harmon.

Laura Harmon was a patient at Berger Hospice for two years before she passed on October 12, 2017. During those two years, she and her daughter (and primary caregiver) Sondra grew very close to the hospice team.

“Mom loved all of the women who cared for her from Berger Hospice,” said Sondra. “She called them her girls. She would always wonder with excitement which one was going to visit that day and couldn’t wait for them to arrive.”

Laura held a strong and proud Christian faith. She was a woman of many talents. She had a strong passion for cooking, sewing, bird watching, her beagle Sissy, and her family.

“Caring for Laura was a pleasure,” said Tammy Weber, LPN. “She was a friend to us all. To know her was to love her. She was very charming and her mind was sharp.”

One of the hospice team’s favorite things about Laura was her story telling. She told them stories about her family, growing up and living in “the holler”.

“You could tell from her stories that she had been a nurturing person all of her life. My favorite story was of Laura’s late husband. She told us that she met him at an elementary age on the playground. She said the moment she met him she knew she was going to marry that man. Her love and affection for those she talked about always showed in her story telling. She was a very kind lady.”

Sondra had heard great things about Berger Hospice’s level of care. She quickly learned after meeting with them that they were the right hospice to call. Not only were they great clinicians, they were great friends. They would bring her flowers, trade recipes, Dr. Bohlen, Hospice Medical Director, even brought her a bird feeder so she could enjoy the hummingbirds at her home.

“The girls, the doctor, the chaplains, the whole team was just like family to us and were so good to mom,” said Sondra. “I would recommend them to anyone. She loved them all so much.”

Although, Laura has passed, her family’s friendship with Berger hospice lives on as members of the team still keep in contact with Sondra.

“We take great pride in the care we give to our patients,” said Tammy. “We strive to provide not only great care, but great companionship that people will find comfort in, in their time of need.”

The experience of Laura and Sondra with Berger Hospice is just one example of the love and care we provide on a continual basis when families need us most. For more information on Berger Hospice services, call (740) 420-7950.

“At Berger Hospice, you are treated like family,” said Sondra Ebert, daughter of former hospice patient Laura Harmon.

Laura Harmon was a patient at Berger Hospice for two years before she passed on October 12, 2017. During those two years, she and her daughter (and primary caregiver) Sondra grew very close to the hospice team.

“Mom loved all of the women who cared for her from Berger Hospice,” said Sondra. “She called them her girls. She would always wonder with excitement which one was going to visit that day and couldn’t wait for them to arrive.”

Laura held a strong and proud Christian faith. She was a woman of many talents. She had a strong passion for cooking, sewing, bird watching, her beagle Sissy, and her family.

“Caring for Laura was a pleasure,” said Tammy Weber, LPN. “She was a friend to us all. To know her was to love her. She was very charming and her mind was sharp.”

One of the hospice team’s favorite things about Laura was her story telling. She told them stories about her family, growing up and living in “the holler”.

“You could tell from her stories that she had been a nurturing person all of her life. My favorite story was of Laura’s late husband. She told us that she met him at an elementary age on the playground. She said the moment she met him she knew she was going to marry that man. Her love and affection for those she talked about always showed in her story telling. She was a very kind lady.”

Sondra had heard great things about Berger Hospice’s level of care. She quickly learned after meeting with them that they were the right hospice to call. Not only were they great clinicians, they were great friends. They would bring her flowers, trade recipes, Dr. Bohlen, Hospice Medical Director, even brought her a bird feeder so she could enjoy the hummingbirds at her home.

“The girls, the doctor, the chaplains, the whole team was just like family to us and were so good to mom,” said Sondra. “I would recommend them to anyone. She loved them all so much.”

Although, Laura has passed, her family’s friendship with Berger hospice lives on as members of the team still keep in contact with Sondra.

“We take great pride in the care we give to our patients,” said Tammy. “We strive to provide not only great care, but great companionship that people will find comfort in, in their time of need.”

The experience of Laura and Sondra with Berger Hospice is just one example of the love and care we provide on a continual basis when families need us most. For more information on Berger Hospice services, call (740) 420-7950.

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