Heartland Hospice Serving Quad Cities Builds Ramp for Patient
Recently Heartland Hospice serving Quad Cities built a ramp for their patient, Linda, to help her safely access her daughter’s house where she is living. Without the ramp, Linda had no safe way to exit her daughter's house if there were to be an issue.
Krystal Bolger, RN Case Manager, reached out to her Heartland team to see who could help with this project for their patient. Jeff Blackwell, Volunteer Coordinator, answered her call and arranged to have the ramp built for Linda. Usually Jeff reaches out to the local high school construction classes or a local religious organization for their help, but due to the novel coronavirus, school was not in session and the religious groups were not going out to do projects. Jeff turned to Shannon, Volunteer with Heartland Hospice, who owns a construction company with her husband to see if they could help build a ramp for their patient.
“Shannon and her husband deserve all the credit for this project. They purchased the permit, sent two carpenters to build the structure and have pledged to remove it if Linda’s daughter wishes once she passes away,” said Jeff.
Now with the ramp built for Linda, she can go outside and enjoy the summer weather along with having a safe exit when needed.