Bea & Irving's Tidewell Story
By his own admission, when Irving Newman found out his congestive heart failure had progressed to the point where it could no longer be effectively treated, he wanted to die. The symptoms of his illness had reached a level where he felt he was no longer able to enjoy his life and was a burden on his caregiver – Bea, his wife of 65 years. But all of that changed when the Newmans decided to call Tidewell Hospice. See how Tidewell’s team of professionals helped give Irving and Bea the help they needed to start living their life together again.
This year, keynote speaker Lisa Niemi Swayze shares her inspirational story as wife and caregiver to husband of 34 years, Patrick Swayze, as he battled pancreatic cancer. It is our hope that Lisa’s story will inspire others to live the values of Compassion in Caring.
Putting Relationships First.
When quantity is no longer possible, Tidewell Hospice's focus is quality — making the most of the time that remains. It's a concept of celebrating life and the relationships that make every day special. That can mean different things to different people. Perhaps it's simply a chance to spend time with loved ones in comfortable surroundings. Maybe it's reconnecting with someone who has been separated by miles, time or circumstances.
For over 30 years, Tidewell has provided the highest quality care to patients and families living with advanced illness, while honoring human dignity and personal choice. Tidewell strives to treat the whole person - fulfilling physical, psychosocial and spiritual needs - and views the patient and his/her family as a unit. That's what makes us so unique in today's health care picture.
We invite you to explore all the programs and services we have to offer. In doing so, we think you'll discover that Tidewell is really about building relationships - providing the comfort and support to deal with complex and difficult issues and, along the way, finding joy in each day.
Tidewell doesn't give us the power to shorten or prolong life, just the power to live it as we choose.
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