We evacuated a patient from her home due to threat of wildfire. She lives 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.
For the fifth anniversary of Marley House in Prescott, we talked to people who were involved with the beginnings of this remarkable service. They share their stories, and we hear from family members of former patients in the video below.