[ExI] How VR is helping hospice patients

BillK pharos at gmail.com
Sat May 18 18:54:41 UTC 2019

How families are giving a fantastic trip to loved ones in hospice


But for those who are able to use it, their care providers say its
been impactful in ways they didn't expect.

McKay -- the nurse who plotted out the cruise ports for the couple who
missed their trip -- said the man's wife reported that he told
everyone who came to visit him about the VR experience. And when he
died, she even talked about it at his service.

"[He thought] he was going to end up simply being in a bed in his home
waiting to die," McKay said. "Instead he found he was able to live and
participate and find enjoyment each day that he was given."

VR really isn't just for games where players shoot at everything that moves.


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