Joy Makes Home Visit

Our stories about meaningful experiences are written as they unfold. Therefore, most stories are in the present tense. Some of the patients in these stories are no longer with us. They, and their families, gave us permission to share their experience with you. For those who have since passed, we share these in their memories with deep appreciation for what they have taught us about life and living.

Not many know that Joy, our therapy dog, makes house calls. People are used to seeing her at our Compassionate Care Center, but we care for about 90 patients and their families each day in their homes, in six counties.

Mr. Isaacs is one of them. He was at our Compassionate Care Center for respite care once and fell in love with Joy. His hospice home care team offered to bring her to visit sometime. It happened today, and you can see how happy he is. Joy earns her name every day!

We give our heartfelt thanks to Mr. Isaacs for allowing us to share these photos.

How can you honor life during National Hospice & Palliative Care Month? Visit the #WeHonorLife campaign page to learn about all the ways you can help, from volunteering and shopping to helping us increase access to specialized care for the seriously ill and their families. Questions? Contact us at or 859-986-1500 or visit our website.

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