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.

  • A Patient's Daughter
    My mom and I wish to thank you all for the wonderful care my dad received. Your kindness and support helped us through a very difficult time in our lives. Bless you all!
    A Patient's Daughter
  • A Patient's Wife
    I was so favorably impressed with my husband's hospice care. I cannot imagine it being any better. All the hospice people were so kind, helpful and patient. I could not have cared for him at home without them.
    A Patient's Wife
  • A Patient's Husband
    The hospice care for my wife was outstanding, and it greatly helped my three children and I through this difficult time. Care and compassion was shared in so many ways.
    A Patient's Husband
  • A Patient
    It's been over two months that I've been enrolled with Hospice. My experience has been wonderful. Your staff goes above and beyond in all situations and they truly listen and care. It's so very refreshing to receive this type of care from people who really do care! They've restored my faith in humanity!
    A Patient
  • 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
    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
  • Michael S. Kaminski, President and CEO
    Compelled by our mission, we are guided by a vision that continues to build Hudson Valley Hospice's reputation as the premier provider of hospice and palliative care in both Dutchess and Ulster Counties. As such, we are taking this important step to add this much needed component to the constellation of healthcare services we provide to the community.
    Michael S. Kaminski, President and CEO

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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