“Part of my job as a Hospice social worker was to discharge people back to their home. Many times there was no place to discharge people to. And that really bothered me.” Sherry Campbell shares her journey of opening a hospice home in Tennessee.
Sherry is a social worker and director of a nonprofit Hospice Home called Welcome Home of Chattanooga. She’s also the host of a Demystifying Death series which seeks to bring community members together to talk about death and dying.
At the end of the episode, two special guests join the conversation. Rakerria Mines and Annie McGuyer Cox recount the circumstances that led them to volunteer at Welcome Home and how their perceptions of death and dying have shifted.
“People think Hospice is very sad, depressing. But sometimes my best days are when I come here and spend time with them–the people that live here and the workers. It’s a really great pleasure for you to get to sit with them at the end of their life, for their last few hours.” -Rakerria Mines