There Is A Difference.

testimonial-differenceWhen my sister Edith suffered from a severe myocardial infarction and a stroke we thought nursing home placement might be the answer. Edith never recovered. Her doctor suggested hospice. We wanted her to have the best possible care. For us, that meant bring her home.

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Comfort to the end is priceless.

testimonial-5Have you ever stood outside a hospital emergency room and made promises to the Lord about a loved one who is critically ill? Most families have, and ours is no exception. In 1999 our dad, Adolph Landry, suffered a massive stroke. The doctors told us that the stroke should have taken his life, but Dad hung in and fought. At the time, he was the primary caregiver for our mother, Odelia Landry. We all strongly believe that his will to take care of her was the reason he clung to life.

As my sister and I made those dreaded phone calls to family members, we also made a promise that neither Mom nor Dad would ever see the inside of a nursing home if at all possible. Amazingly, Dad survived though he was left paralyzed on the right side of his body and unable to speak. After months of therapy, Mom and Dad made their new home with me and my family. With the help of a brother and three sisters, we were able to make them feel loved and at home in our home

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Who Am I?


Like countless other young men, Douglas graduated from high school in 1945 and subsequently entered the Air Force. It was his service as an airman that led him to his sweetheart. While stationed here, at Barksdale Air Force Base, he attended a party hosted at a private home. He spotted Lillian from across the room. Completely taken by the sight of her, he said “that’s going to be my wife”.

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Hospice provided invaluable services.

testimonial-3My mother, Linda Pedro was diagnosed with breast cancer in 2000. She had a mastectomy which revealed stage four breast cancer with fourteen positive nodes. My mom underwent extreme chemotherapy and radiation therapy.

All was well for four years and then it came back this time advancing to her bones, her other breast and eventually to her liver and pancreas. On her birthday this year, August 11th, I took her to a special luncheon given by her friends and then to the doctor. It was on this visit that Dr. Massingill told us she had four to six months at best if the chemo worked and if mom decided to undergo the treatment.

She decided not to spend her last days in chemo and to live the end of her life at home. Dr. Massingill recommended Hospice of Shreveport/Bossier. Hospice provided invaluable services. The nurse came to visit once a week in the beginning and she was on call 24 hours a day. Hospice also provided a Social Worker and a Chaplain that met with us. They offered constant support and comfort.

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You will never feel alone.

test-not-aloneOur father, Hardy Teer, was diagnosed with cirrhosis of the liver/liver failure that his doctor diagnosed as terminal. We didn’t know what to expect or how long we had with him. We had tons of questions and wanted a lot of answers. Our father wanted to live out the remainder of his life at home, so his doctor recommended Hospice of Shreveport/Bossier. Our hospice representative met with our family within 3 days and laid out a plan of care for our father.

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Hospice can be a gift from God you were looking for and the answer to a prayer.

My husband, Don, was very ill with Lewy Body Dementia…his illness was terminal. Exhausted from all the caregiving…I was told by our primary doctor that it was time to get help from hospice. Like most I was not ready to admit we needed hospice and I thought it meant he would die within days. Everything that could be done to keep him comfortable was carried out. We had help with visits from the nurse. Plus there were 24 hour on-call nurses available for support.

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