The area's only local non-profit hospice Since 1981
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Each year we serve over 3,000 individuals with palliative care, in-home hospice care, care at the Schneidmiller House and in nursing facilities. We also provide grief and loss programs for people all ages. Testimonies provide us with important feedback to ensure that we are providing quality care and excellent service. We hope these personal stories touch your heart, as they have touched ours. living-room-panoramic-reduced

My Hospice Story

April 2017, Jen G. sends thanks to the Hospice team for “your wonderful kindness during my mom’s illness. Peggy, Tonya, Lynn, Wendy – and all who gave insight and strength.”

April 2017, Cindy W.: “Thank you for comforting [my friends] in their end of life. What a blessing it is to have such warm, caring people available to help individuals and families in their time of need.”

April 2017, Colleen R. says: “Such an amazing group of people with one of the hardest tasks on the planet.  I am truly grateful for hospice caregivers, in the face of all the sadness and uncertainty, there was laughter and comfort.”

March 2017, Barb P. writes: “Your response to our needs were immediate and exactly what we needed. Our family will be forever grateful.”

March, Lorraine P. sends thanks for Hospice of North Idaho’s “excellent care and in making this most difficult time as wonderful and comforting for our whole family. Thank you so very much for your excellent work in our community.”

March 2017, Ann D. writes: “Thank you for your gentle and loving care you gave my husband, and for your supportive bereavement mailing program.”

February 2017, Leslie J. Lynne P: “We are appreciative and grateful for the skill and kindness to our mother exhibited constantly by the staff.  The daily presence of John’s [Schneidmiller House Staff] calming warmth, gave our extended family a center to navigate this remarkable experience.”

February 2017, Bret S. writes about our Wine Taste annual fundraiser: “I had an amazing time. Thank you. It felt good to finally give back to those who gave so selflessly to my brother and our family… Truly amazing people. I’ll see you next year!”

January 2017, Roslyn M: “You have our deepest thanks for all the comfort and care you gave our friend and his family during his passing.”

January 2017, Jenny D.: “My sincere thanks to Mary Neel, for the work you do with the volunteer program and for keeping the “pet pals” continuing to make life a bit happier and complete for many in need. You are a special gift to the community.”

December 2016, Elizabeth P. wrote to thank Hospice for the ‘great help’ given to her loved one and his daughter who also took care of this gentleman in his last days.

December 2016, Joni R: “Congratulations! Providing such beautiful service to so many.”

December 2016, Marilyn P: “Wonderful program, people and guidance through a difficult time.”

September 2016, Tom C: “A couple of years ago our mother was brought to the Hospice House in the last stages of her life. This was a very difficult time for her and all her six children. Our mother was a very special person in our lives. She raised us to be very conscious of the good things in this life, and the good people we all come by daily.

People come and go in all our lives so much that when a special person like our mom comes around sometimes it’s easy to not notice the small things they do for us or the people around us. I have gone to many corners of this world through my life and have met few who could have filled her shoes. She was truly a special soul on earth.”

If anyone reads this short letter I pray they never take their parents for granted and realize what a truly special gift they are to us all.”

September 2016, Debbie: “I appreciate the care given to my dad. His last three weeks of life were so much better because of the dedication and care you gave him.”

September 2016, Cecil: “You gave outstanding care to my wife during her last days, as well as the care and comforting my whole family received during that stressful time.”

August 2016, Keith: “I just want to thank you again for all that you did to make my mom’s final days the best that she and the family could have hoped for.”