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Updating The Union on hospice issue

I would like to update The Union since my last letter to the editor. I realize now that possibly Hospice (of the Foothills) would have intervened earlier if the VA Hospital would have notified them earlier.

Hospice gave us a book that was great; it explained the steps before death. Doctors need to understand that people experiencing a soon death need a lot of guidance. A person dying deserves respect and understanding.

I have written several different letters in several directions. Finally I got someone’s attention. The Department of Veterans Affairs Office of the Inspector General responded, telling me that they have opened a case after careful review of the information I sent to their office.

Now get this, they also said that I would NOT be informed of its progress. They will only notify me when the case is closed. That is unacceptable, and sounds like I’m being pacified. So the frustration continues.

Kathy Warner

Rough and Ready

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