A Touch of Grace: making wishes come true

Part of the mission of Grace Hospice is to celebrate the moments we have. A Touch of Grace program is designed to give people the opportunity to enjoy special requests and our creative staff will do their best to make wishes come true.

I am grateful to connect families to our safe harbor.
Kelsey, hospice outreach »

Touches of grace:

A patient wished he could enjoy a steak dinner downtown with his wife. Staff members arranged a town car and brought the patient and his wife to a downtown fine-dining restaurant for a wonderful meal.

A big Minnesota Twins fan and patient of Grace Hospice wished to be able to visit with Wally McNeil, better known as “Wally the Beer Man,” a fan favorite at baseball games for many years. Staff arranged the visit and their time was filled with jokes and laughter.

A grandmother and patient wished she could attend the wedding of her granddaughter. Grace Hospice medical staff helped make this possible. Care staff arranged transportation and helped her dress and primp for the wedding. She experienced a burst of energy, attended the wedding, and looked radiant.

A patient was in a double room and the window was not near her bed. Staff visited her often and several times suggested she might like a television, which she always declined. A Grace staff member was traveling to Wisconsin and would be near the childhood home of this patient. She located the home and took photos. The staff bought a digital photo frame for her house photos and added other scenic and comforting pictures. The frame was mounted on the wall where she could enjoy the changing images.

weaving care, peace, and grace

This is not a job—it’s a blessing. I value connecting our gifted staff with patients and families who will benefit from their tender care and comfort.

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