Embracing Hospice

(888) 336-8707

8013 Majors Rd, Cumming, GA

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8013 MAJORS RD
CUMMING
GA
00000
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8013 Majors Rd
Cumming, GA
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01/06/2014 An Interested Visitor Writes: Thank you for taking the care of Catherine Hachtel in the time she had..

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    05/19/2013 An Family Member of Current/Past Resident Writes: Once my Mom was diagnosed at Northside Hospital in @#$%, Ga, she had just turned 70 years old - her regular doctors stopped showing up, and a new guy started visiting her. This man - Dr. - also happens to be, I later found out, the Director of Embracing Hospice. Told my Mom - and Dad, that he was going to get her settled into hospice care at no charge to them - and did. But the part that I (still) question is this hospice's "medicine protocol".
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    My Mom was doing fine on the first drug - no pain, was still mobile and alert, making and taking phone calls ,watching tv, eating well, talking and laughing - no problems at all, she was her same usual self.
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    After about a week of being on that first drug, her visiting RN told us that they needed to change her meds - to methadone.
    Methadone????
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    My Mom told the visiting hospice nurse numerous times, with myself present, that she was not in any pain.
    That got me on Google - and I discovered that Methadone is a drug used to help heroin addicts get off the heroin. Further researching, I read a lot of information regarding numerous hospices across the country which, um, how do I say this - "assist" their terminally diagnosed patients with achieving death as peacefully as possible. That's all I'll say about that in this comment.
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    Once they got her on the Methadone, she began to slip into stupors along with hand trembling - the hospice was helpful enough to let us know that once she became to where we couldn't take care of her anymore, just call them and they'd come get her in a van. I started asking the RN to put her back on the first medicine, and that the Methadone was making her incoherent. The RN said that the new meds would be better for us to give her due to they only had to be given every 12 hours as opposed to every 3 or 4 hours. Again - my Mom was not in any pain and she kept telling the RN that - up until she could no longer even talk due to the Methadone. Well, she tried to talk - but like any person that is high on a drug, she was slurring and not making any sense at all.
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    After the Methadone took her so far into craziness, we could not handle getting her to the bathroom and back. Keep in mind that she was going to and from the bathroom with no problem whatsoever - UNTIL they changed her med to the Methadone. So my Dad called the hospice and they came out in a van and picked her up and took her to the hospice center.
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    Once they got her up there, they began giving her Morphine - I got up there about an hour after she had gotten there - and I stood there and watched a female tech come in her room with a bottle of red liquid - using an eye dropper to put it under her tongue. As she was leaning over the bed to give it to her, she said "She said she was in pain when we were moving her onto the bed".
    I stood there with my mouth dropped - my Dad, on the other hand, thought, and still does, that those hospice people are better than sliced bread. So I was not in a position to speak up due to him being her primary guardian - i.e. I had NO legal rights to her care.
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    Thing was, at that point, full of Methadone, my Mom wasn't IN any pain and if she was, she was not coherent enough to tell anyone - she was as high as an addict on .. well, Methadone. I leaned over her bed and told her to tell her nurses to put her back on that first drug and get her off the Methadone. She nodded at first - then, slurring, tried to tell me, "No, this is the best I've felt since I've been here". I took a good long look at her and I left the room, and hospice center - knowing that it would be the last time I'd see her alive.
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    My Mom was taken to the hospice center on a Thursday night - and by Saturday morning, she was dead.

    I find it odd - very, very, very odd.
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    Just a reminder to this hospice center - ALL of us will kneel before God Almighty soon - and woe to any who have tried to play God and take a life from someone - for monetary purposes or otherwise.
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    For ANY one out there who finds themselves in need of additional care for a loved one, please - PLEASE - read up on what can happen in some hospices across the country.
    http://www.google.com/#hl=en&sclient=psy-ab&q=hospice+killed+my+&oq=hospice+killed+my+&gs_l=serp.3..0l2j0i22i30l2.5577.8224.0.8457.18.16.0.1.1.0.504.4206.0j1j9j4j0j1.15.0...0.0...1c.1.14.psy-ab.s2HSE-ovGVU&pbx=1&bav=on.2,or.r_qf.&fp=eba01583f9b13cce&biw=1024&bih=536

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    Description of Embracing Hospice in Cumming, GA

    Embracing Hospice, located in Cumming, Georgia provides the following services: Hospice. Embracing Hospice has an average user review rating of 3 stars. Embracing Hospice has a very good hospital, Northside Hospital Forsyth, located nearby, which scored a 87 out of 100 in its most recent Medicare review. The Embracing Hospice's nearest hospital is 3 miles away. The zipcode (00000) in Georgia, where Embracing Hospice is located, has an above average safety rating based on recent crime statistics. A more detailed description of the types of care for Embracing Hospice can be found here.

    Embracing Hospice care provider provides hospice care. Hospice care is an infusion of home care and facility care provided to benefit terminally ill patients and support their families through their tough times.

    Amenities

    For more information about Embracing Hospice call (888) 336-8707 to speak with a local Care Advisor


    Demographic Profile for Cumming, GA,00000

    Annual Crime
    00000 Avg.
    Violent Crimes 4
    Property Crimes 4
    Weather Conditions
    Average High Temperature ° F
    Average Low Temperature ° F
    Rainy Days 0%
    Average Rainfall 0 inches
    Average Snowfall 0 inches
    Environment
    Provided By EPA; Closer to 100 is better
    Air Quality / 100
    Water Quality / 100
    Superfund Sites / 100
    Physicians per 100k
    Cost Of Living
    Compared to the National Average
    Overall 100% Below
    Cost of Food 100% Below
    Utilities 100% Below
    Miscellaneous 100% Below
    Education
    High School Graduate
    Associate Degree
    Undergraduate Degree
    Graduate Degree
    People
    Male Population
    Female Population
    Median Age Years
    Average Individual Income
    Average Household Income
    Population Change
    Race
    Breakdown of ethnicities in Cumming GA
    White 74.5
    Hispanic or Latino (of any race) 15.1
    Black or African American 12.4
    Some other race 5.6
    Asian 4.4
    Two or more races 2.2
    American Indian and Alaska Native 0.8
    Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander 0.1

    Please Note Zip code-level crime information is provided by U.S. Census data. OurParents ALWAYS recommends that you visit the facility and check with local law enforcement authorities, and draw your own conclusions about the safety of any given care provider and area.

    Nearby Hospitals

    Northside Hospital Forsyth

    1200 Northside Forsyth Drive
    Cumming GA 30041
    Distance: 3 miles
    Tel: 404-851-8700
    Average Rating: 87%

    Emory Johns Creek Hospital

    6325 Hospital Parkway
    Johns Creek GA 30097
    Distance: 5 miles
    Tel: 678-474-7000
    Average Rating: 88%

    North Fulton Regional Hospital

    3000 Hospital Boulevard
    Roswell GA 30076
    Distance: 10 miles
    Tel: 770-751-2500
    Average Rating: 88%
    Nearby Drug Stores

    Northside Hospital, Inc.

    3400 Old Milton Pkwy # A
    Distance: 4.5 miles
    (770) 667-4023

    Publix Super Markets Inc

    5180 Mcginnis Ferry Rd
    Distance: 4.5 miles
    (770) 360-1030

    The Kroger Co

    11877 Douglas Rd
    Distance: 4.5 miles
    (770) 751-3651
    Nearby Churches

    Creekside United Methodist

    673 Peachtree Pky
    Cumming, GA
    Distance: 0.5 miles

    Grace Chapel Church of Christ

    1390 Weber Industrial Dr
    Cumming, GA
    Distance: 1.6 miles

    Berean Baptist Church

    7110 Majors Rd
    Cumming, GA
    Distance: 1.7 miles
    Nearby Parks

    Twin Lakes Park & RV

    3300 Shore Dr
    Cumming, GA
    Distance: 1.7 miles

    Parc At Creekstonte

    2100 Manor VW
    Cumming, GA
    Distance: 1.9 miles

    Fowler Park

    4110 Carolene Way
    Cumming, GA
    Distance: 2.0 miles
    Services

  • Hospice
  • Payment Options

  • Medicare No
  • Medicaid No
  • Veteran's Benefits No
  • Long Term Care Insurance No
  • Subsidy Available No