In the video below, people who were involved with the beginnings of Marley House share their stories, and we hear from family members of former patients.
Heart of a caregiver
"It’s in my heart to serve as the caregiver respite volunteer. I know what they are going through and want to be a support for them. I’m blessed and privileged to know that the Good Samaritan Society is the only faith-based hospice in our community and I choose to be a part of that."
– Sonia Clarke, hospice volunteer
"This is to publicly thank all the nurses, aides, and social workers at Good Samaritan Society - Marley House. Their care for my mother, Marion, was outstanding. Could not have asked for or received anything better. All our family thanks you from the bottom of our hearts."
– John Huff
Thoughtful and thorough staff
We evacuated a patient from her home due to threat of wildfire. She lived alone with her beta fish.
Our CNA Beth Niva went to the patient’s home to assist her with packing and preparing to come to Marley House. Beth contacted me to ask if the patient’s beta fish, Duke, could also come to Marley House. Beth was concerned that the patient would worry about Duke if left alone at home.
We assured Beth that Duke was welcome. After preparing the patient for transport to Marley House, Beth brought Duke to Marley House where he swam in a fishbowl provided by Marley, awaiting the arrival of his companion.
Beth is very thorough and thoughtful in the care she provides our patients. She cares for each person – mind, body and soul; not defined by their illness.
Passionate about hospice
"My passion for hospice and the end-of-life journey has kept me at the Good Samaritan Society. The Society has been very supportive of hospice and the team approach, valuing all disciplines on the hospice team, and their distinct contributions."
– Administrator Katie Osburn
"We have a great team at Good Samaritan Society – Prescott Hospice. We treat each other with integrity, respect and honesty, as well as our patients and their families." – Kathy Burnett, employee