Physician’s Choice Hospice is taking the care it provides terminally ill patients one step further with a new program aimed at providing significant small wishes to help brighten the end of life journey. This program is called ‘Butterfly Wishes’… wishes with wings. As an example, a patient who is an avid bird watcher but who may not be able to participate in that activity any longer, a trip to the Zoo may be arranged so the patient and family would be able to experience the zoo together, giving them a last, memorable experience. Physician’s Choice Hospice staff and volunteers oversee the ‘ Butterfly Wishes’ program, which helps fulfill meaningful last requests of hospice patients. The staff and volunteers help coordinate wishes all of them leaving a lasting impression on those who witness these significant moments.
Once a request is made or a need is perceived, the staff springs into action, assembling all the components of the wish by contacting local businesses and individuals for donations.
Small wishes include but not limited to:
- Shopping trip
- Pedicure /Manicure
- Graduation of a child
- A Family meal / Reunion
- Limousine / Motorcycle ride
- Tickets for local college / Professional sporting event