"If I'd have known that a hospice was a second home, filled with as much love, laughter, care and comfort as a home should be, then I would not have been so scared for my Dad to go there.
"We have to talk about hospices, otherwise people's minds can run away with the meaning of this ominous word. Sue Ryder hospices admit patients for medication tweaks all the time, and more often patients return home rather than remain in the hospice.
"My Dad didn't return home, because he didn't need to; we were already home."
Our new regular blogger Jess Bacon, whose dad passed away at our Sue Ryder Thorpe Hall Hospice, writes about the importance of busting myths about end of life care.