What were the operators of Hope Hospice of Southwest Florida thinking? A few weeks ago, they applied for a license to operate a funeral home. This was wrong on so many levels. But, at least for now, the attempt to combine end-of-life care with post life funeral arrangements is off.
Special kudos to Ron Panzer of the Hospice Patients Alliance and all of the other good folk who fought this bone-headed idea. Hope Hospice should leave its hope for a funeral home dead and buried.