Testimonials

Hospice care centers around the patient and family. The goal of the professionals at Bristol Hospice is to empower you to make your own choices regarding care and assistance. The team serves as your advocate, helping you to access the information and resources you need during this very challenging time.

Bristol Hospice was proud to offer care to Former President Obama’s grandmother. Read the full letter here, or by scrolling down.

“Home hospice care gave our grandmother the one thing that she asked for: the power to die in the place of her choosing, in the home where she raised my brother, Our President Obama, and where she lived for more than forty years.”

 

Please pass this message of thanks to Team Vanessa. (Bristol Hospice Oregon)
This email is a note of sincere appreciation. Words do not seem like enough and I don’t even know if I can express the sincere appreciation for Team Vanessa.
My dad was Alfred. He began his journey with Alzheimer’s years ago and was a patient of the Bristol hospice team a couple of years ago. This was my first experience with Bristol. We made contact with Harold (hospice liaison) and he walked us through the entire thing. Dad pulled out of it until recently when we called upon the services of Bristol again. Yet again- Harold was there. He was so kind, genuine, and caring. He gave us confidence and we knew that when he said he would take care of things he would. He took the stress from us and planned the entire services.
We brought dad home (he had been in a facility for quite some time) to be with us. Vanessa came to see us first thing and her attention to our needs, care for my dad and genuine support never faltered. The team around my dad was beyond words. They gave him such good care and gave my family peace knowing we could call anytime and would never be alone.
New Year’s eve and day were extremely difficult for us. Dad was failing and we wanted to do everything we could. The team and on call nurses took our many calls and always offered to be present with an expedient response.
The day dad passed I called the on-call line and got Tammy (RN) to get him some more meds. I thought my call would be just for this, but she knew right away that it was much more. She started asking questions and walked me through everything I needed. Her shift was ending but she reassured me that she would not leave us and be with us the entire time. She called many times even after she was off and reassured me, we were doing everything we were supposed to do. When she said she would not leave us, she didn’t. It was around 9:00pm and Tammy sent out Tanner. Tanner was such a kind soul. He was so tender to my dad and had such a calming aura about him. He reassured us dad was comfortable and treated dad with dignity and love. This day was the most difficult for us and both of them were such a blessing in a time of need that we were not aware of.
Tanner left and dad soon passed at 9:50. At 10:00pm Tammy called. I thought she was aware but she wasn’t she was just calling to check with us. When I let her know dad had just passed her compassion and support meant the world to us.
These are simple words and ones that don’t begin to express the appreciation and gratitude my family has for the entire team. You are all the true heroes, and we were so blessed to have all of you as part of our journey.
Thank you and have a blessed 2021.
With sincere thanks, Al’s family


  • Bristol Hospice made mom’s past few months of life very special. Thank you.

    A Surviving Family Member

  • The care provided by Bristol Hospice for my father and his family was exceptional! Our gratitude and thanks to the entire team.

    A Surviving Family Member

  • These people are terrific! They were extremely responsive, knowledgeable, and compassionate.

    H. G.

  • Great company and great service! They provide exceptional care to the residents they serve.

    S. T.

  • They genuinely cared for me and my Mom. They were kind, respectful, and so caring.

    - Family of a Former Patient

  • I had previously had experience with another hospice for my brother, and we transferred mom to your hospice service, also from another provider. It was like night turned into day when we got on your service.

    - A Surviving Family Member

  • When my mother needed you, your people stayed with her until the problem was solved. I am thankful for your team’s care until the day I die.

    - A Surviving Family Member

  • I didn't know hospice care could be this good.

    - A Surviving Family Member

  • The timely response to urgent needs has been amazing. The follow up on any concerns is very quickly done and resolved effectively. Every nurse and CNA I have met gives kind, compassionate, and thorough care.

    – Memory Facility Care team

  • Your team’s ability to teach and console families about comfort focused care & death and dying is very appreciated and mentioned by the families often.

    – Memory Facility Care team

  • You have compassionate Social Workers and Chaplains that we look forward to welcoming back when possible.

    – Memory Facility Care team

  • Your hospice is my preferred provider to serve our residents unless a family has another hospice already in mind, you are who I mention first. Kudos to you and your team for all that you do!

    – Memory Facility Care team

  • You made mom’s past few months of life very special. Thank you.

    - A Surviving Family Member

  • Everyone involved in caring for mom was genuine and truly so professional. We couldn’t have picked a better organization.

    - A Surviving Family Member

  • You have exceeded all my expectations. I had 100% positive experience with all including the social worker case Nurse and Chaplain in addition to the nurse who was on call 24/7. Amazing work is done by all!

    - A Surviving Family Member

  • I was extremely pleased with all the aspects of your hospice care.

    - A Surviving Family Member

  • Your RN was wonderful. She treated my mother tenderly and professionally and gave me the support and answers I needed. I am forever grateful.

    - A Surviving Family Member

  • My mother only lived four days in hospice care. I’m so glad you were there to help. I would definitely recommend you to a closest friend.

    - A Surviving Family Member

  • Your hospice caregivers were an absolute blessing. Thank you!

    - A Surviving Family Member

  • We cannot say enough about the care my mother received the hospice team. They were a gift from God!

    - A Surviving Family Member

  • My husband and I are so very grateful for the care provided. We would not have done this without you, thank you!

    - A Surviving Family Member

  • Hospice staff members were always friendly and professional and attending to our needs. Taking the time to explain current and future situations as they would occur.

    - A Surviving Family Member

  • Wonderful care by all and with much love, for such a short time. Good CNA care!

    - A Surviving Family Member

  • The hospice team was great and the nurse was exceptional. We all bonded with you team right away.

    - A Surviving Family Member

  • Your hospice team was like an angel to my mom and me.

    - A Surviving Family Member

  • I think God that your team was there to help me and my husband. After 67 years of marriage it was very difficult time to watch it all unfold. I know he’s in a better place now and we will be together again.

    - A Surviving Family Member

  • We appreciate all that you have done for our father and our family. You have a wonderful staff. Thank you so much for all that you have done.

    - A Surviving Family Member

  • Great people, great caregiver. Everyone was dedicated, informative and compassionate.

    - A Surviving Family Member

  • The hospice was a great team. They provided great insight into taking care of my spouse. My daughter and I really appreciated them. If ever needed again, you are who we would contact.

    - A Surviving Family Member

  • The RN and the CNA were beyond wonderful.

    - A Surviving Family Member

  • Your hospice provided truly exceptional care to my mother in her final days, both in the hospital and at the nursing home.

    - A Surviving Family Member

  • Wonderful people! Truly impressed! Extremely helpful! Thank God for them!

    - A Surviving Family Member

  • Everyone was so kind and compassionate towards my mother I thank each and everyone of them from the bottom of my heart.

    - A Surviving Family Member

  • Your hospice was great and professional.

    - A Surviving Family Member

  • Whatever I needed, day or night, they would be on the call. Barbara our RN was fantastic. Her professional and personal touch was truly a blessing. My mother was in good hands.

    - A Surviving Family Member

  • I was so impressed with and very thankful for the Hospice team. This hospice care was a gift to us after many years of poor Healthcare experiences. Thank you!

    - A Surviving Family Member

  • I was very pleased with the hospice care that my mother received.

    - A Surviving Family Member

  • We could not have received better care for my father. Your hospice was absolutely top-notch. We went through two other hospices before we found you and you were wonderful!

    - A Surviving Family Member

  • I could not have cared for my mother without the great support from this Hospice team.

    - A Surviving Family Member

  • I had previously had experience with another hospice for my brother, and we transferred mom to your hospice service, also from another provider. It was like night turned into day when we got on your service. When my mother needed you, your people stayed with her until the problem was solved. You weren't rushing off to see the next person. I didn't know hospice care could be this good. I am thankful for your team’s care until the day I die,

    - A Surviving Family Member

  • The timely response to urgent needs has been amazing. The follow up on any concerns is very quickly done and resolved effectively. Every nurse and CNA I have met gives kind, compassionate, and thorough care.

    - Memory Facility Care Team

  • Your team’s ability to teach and console families about comfort focused care & death and dying is very appreciated and mentioned by the families often. You have compassionate Social Workers and Chaplains that we look forward to welcoming back when possible. Your hospice is my preferred provider to serve our residents unless a family has another hospice already in mind, you are who I mention first. Kudos to you and your team for all that you do!

    - Memory Facility Care Team

  • You are a special group of people that go over and above what anyone could imagine. You really fulfill your mission statement! You run in harmony, peace and great synchronization with each other. It really is stunning to watch! We have told people you ‘RUN LIKE NASA WITH THE HEART OF THE LORD.’ We will always remember the love and care you gave to mom and the family.

    - A Surviving Family Member

  • You made mom’s past few months of life very special. Thank you.

    - A Surviving Family Member

  • Everyone involved in caring for mom was genuine and truly so professional. We couldn’t have picked a better organization.

    - A Surviving Family Member

  • You have exceeded all my expectations. I had 100% positive experience with all including the social worker case Nurse and Chaplain in addition to the nurse who was on call 24 seven. Amazing work is done by all!

    - A Surviving Family Member

  • I was extremely pleased with all the aspects of your hospice care.

    - A Surviving Family Member

  • Your RN was wonderful. She treated my mother tenderly and professionally and gave me the support and answers I needed. I am forever grateful.

    - A Surviving Family Member

  • Your hospice caregivers were an absolute blessing. Thank you!

    - A Surviving Family Member

  • We cannot say enough about the care my mother received the hospice team. They were a gift from God!

    - A Surviving Family Member

  • My husband and I are so very grateful for the care provided. We would not have done this without you, thank you!

    - A Surviving Family Member

  • Hospice staff members were always friendly and professional and attending to our needs. Taking the time to explain current and future situations as they would occur.

    - A Surviving Family Member

  • Wonderful care by all and with much love, for such a short time. Good CNA care!

    - A Surviving Family Member

  • The hospice team was great and the nurse was exceptional. We all bonded with you team right away.

    - A Surviving Family Member

  • Your hospice team was like an angel to my mom and me.

    - A Surviving Family Member

  • I think God that your team was there to help me and my husband. After 67 years of marriage it was very difficult time to watch it all unfold. I know he’s in a better place now and we will be together again. Thank you for being there for us.

    - A Surviving Family Member

  • Great people, great caregiver. Everyone was dedicated, informative and compassionate.

    - A Surviving Family Member

  • The RN and the CNA were beyond wonderful.

    - A Surviving Family Member

  • Your hospice provided truly exceptional care to my mother in her final days, both in the hospital and at the nursing home.

    - A Surviving Family Member

  • Wonderful people! Truly impressed! Extremely helpful! Thank God for them!

    - A Surviving Family Member

  • Everyone was so kind and compassionate towards my mother I thank each and every one of them from the bottom of my heart.

    - A Surviving Family Member

  • Whatever I needed, day or night, they would be on the call. Barbara our RN was fantastic. Her professional and personal touch was truly a blessing. My mother was in good hands.

    - A Surviving Family Member

  • I was so impressed with and very thankful for your hospice team. This hospice care was a gift to us after many years of poor Healthcare experiences. Thank you!

    - A Surviving Family Member

  • I was very pleased with the hospice care that my mother received.

    - A Surviving Family Member

  • We could not have received better care for my father. Your hospice was absolutely top-notch. We went through two other hospices before we found you and you were wonderful!

    - A Surviving Family Member

  • I could not have cared for my mother without the great support from your Hospice team.

    - A Surviving Family Member