Gratitude and Testimonials

The human connection is at the heart of the hospice experience. Each month, we share on this page a collection of recent quotes from patients and their loved ones that illuminate the compassionate care that Hudson Valley Hospice provides and the connection that is made at a such a vital time in each person’s journey.

While these testimonials represent only a small sample of the letters, comments and calls we receive from the thousands of people we serve each year, they remind us of the meaning and the purpose of our work each and every day.

Do you have a story to share?  We would love to hear it via the form below.

  • Hudson Valley Hospice
    Dear HV Hospice, my husband and I received the benefit of Hospice services. The care given to us was consistent, kind, very timely, highly supportive, always available, and educated me in so many ways. Because of this, I was able to care for my beloved husband each and every day of our time together. The care I received from my team enabled my prayers to be answered that my husband die in peace and know that he was truly loved and was surrounded by that love. Blessings to you all. In deep love and gratitude.
    A Patient's Wife
  • Hudson Valley Hospice
    I cannot say enough about Hudson Valley Hospice. My heart is full of love and respect for the service and care they provide. Every member of the Hospice team who participated in my father's care and the care of my family was deeply committed.
    A Patient's Son
  • Hudson Valley Hospice
    Hudson Valley Hospice was my "rock" on whom I could depend to be available when help was needed any time, day or night. I am eternally grateful for the comfort you brought to both my husband and myself. You made his dying day easier for both of us.
    A Patient's Wife
  • Hudson Valley Hospice
    My brother, sister and I are so grateful and appreciative of the amazing care provided to our sweet mother. She enjoyed having such kind and caring people helping her when she was so weak and vulnerable. Every single person we encountered conveyed a genuine compassion to Mom and us. I cannot imagine how we would have managed without you. I will always remember you with the fondest memories.
    A Patient's Daughter
  • Hudson Valley Hospice
    Thank you so much for all the loving support you gave my husband and I during the last days. You truly made our dream come true of his coming home and dying in my arms. You are truly God's angels.
    A Patient's Wife
  • Hudson Valley Hospice
    Our friends told us Hospice made their daughter's final weeks as comfortable as possible and helped our dear friends as they faced the difficult task of taking care of their daughter during her final stages of life. We are so grateful for your organization and the compassionate nurses and caregivers who help people facing life threatening illnesses and their loved ones make the most of the moments that truly matter.
    Friends of a Hospice Family

Patients and Loved Ones

Meet some of the individuals who we have had the honor of serving. Their stories demonstrate the impact our compassionate care can have and how it can help to enrich the lives of both patients and their families.


For Linda, Music Therapy was a chance to reignite her love of poetry. She found an immediate connection with Music Therapy Intern Norene Meyer, and the music they share has had an enormous impact on her and everyone who shared in Linda’s journey.


Listen to John’s story as he describes how Hudson Valley Hospice brought him hope, relief, and help, enabling him to remain connected to his family members throughout his illness.


Susan, the daughter of a Hudson Valley Hospice patient, describes the important difference that hospice made in the life of her ailing father and the family members who cared for him.  She also shares her advice “I only wish I had called sooner.”


The  daughter of a Hudson Valley Hospice patient discusses how getting her mother on hospice early was a blessing, as she was afforded specialized end of life care that would have otherwise been impossible.

Share Your Story

Has Hudson Valley Hospice helped you or a loved one? We would love to hear your story and possibly share it with our community!

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