After a terrible experience with Weinstein Hospice, a friend who runs a senior program at Wesley Woods suggested that I call Halcyon Hospice. We explained about our trauma with Weinstein Hospice. They came immediately. Our nurse was amazing. (Renee) . She was caring and warm, and so respectful of Dad's caregiver who was dad's life anchor -- and who was judged so horribly by Weinstein Hospice. Renee consulted with him every step of the way, acknowledging that he was the one who really knew Dad the best. Halcyon Hospice was so attentive. They were everything that one hopes for in hospice care. Unfortunately we only had two days of their wonderful care before Dad transitioned. But i believe he felt relaxed enough with their care for him to finally slide out of his deteriorating body. Our wonderful nurse, who only knew Dad for two days, came to his memorial service. That is really something. I could not recommend Halcyon more. I am forever grateful.
My mother entered into Longleaf Hospice due to a horrible terminal cancer diagnosis. We were told by her doctors that she would either strangle to death or the cancer would spread to her brain and put her in a coma. Unfortunately, it was her fate to strangle due to the tumor in her neck blocking her airway, but the nurses and chaplain at Longleaf kept her comfortable during her transition. Though it was hard to watch, the level of care and support offered by Longleaf was unmatched before, during, and after her death. Our chaplain, Bob, has been caring and supportive following mom’s transition. Longleaf is owned by Georgia Cancer Specialists, so they knew exactly how to handle mom’s illness and passing in comfort and care. I am so grateful to them.
This hospice care facility is one that I would never choose again. The CNA was lazy. The bedside manners of the nurse as my mother was approaching her transition stages were very upsetting to my mother's sisters. They appeared to be understaffed. One of the nurses quit during my mother's services. My mother decided to go into their facility in her last 3 days. The only person that touched my heart was the facility manager Ray L. I still think about him from the whole experience and he makes me smile. Other than Mr. Ray, everyone else made his whole experience a dreadful one.
My family used Longleaf for several weeks and they were AMAZING. We had an experience with another company that was unfavorable and Longleaf was able to come out quickly and help us in a dire and emotional crisis. When a loved one gets a terminal diagnosis, things change in an instant. Pam and the Nurses and caregivers at Longleaf were skilled and compassionate and were able to provide the tender and experienced care we needed. I strongly recommend them and thank them all once again..Deborah