Mrs Zosia lives with her husband in a tiny village where they literally have few neighbours. She had a dear daughter who took care of her mother when she fell ill with cancer. The mother recovered but the daughter became ill and died. Mrs Zosia was very traumatised by this, cried constantly and could not come to terms with her loss. She lives with her husband, who is also already an ailing, tired old man caring for his wife on a daily basis.
She came to our home hospice over a year ago after being discharged from hospital with an indication for continued care in the home hospice due to her general condition and the need for regular nursing interventions. She is visited by a doctor, a nurse and a carer from our home hospice. She also receives help from a neighbour who visits her frequently and does her shopping. Our home hospice psychologist helped her to recover from her state of depression after the loss of her daughter. Today, Zosia no longer cries, but she still thinks back to happy times past.
She always tries to smile during our visits and is very willing to talk, even waiting for someone from the medical team to visit. She has participated in several recordings for television talking in front of the camera without any stage fright. We enjoy visiting Ms Zosia and see that our efforts are improving her wellbeing.