Without a doubt, it takes a special kind of person to be in the nursing profession. But to be a hospice nurse takes things to a whole different level of care, compassion, and understanding.

My wife, Barbara, had gone through about a year and a half of fighting cancer. The trips to and from the hospitals, the surgery, the treatments, and all that was involved with the whole process took a toll on both of us. I took time off from work to be at home and care for her as much as I could.

Finally, in the waning weeks of Barbara’s life, I realized that I needed more help. At the recommendation of a dear friend of mine in Culpeper we called upon New Century Hospice in Charlottesville. The following morning after the initial call a staff member was at my house, gathering information, and that afternoon a hospice nurse was there doing an evaluation.

What really impressed me was the level of care my wife received through the whole process. The nurse, the CNA, and the entire support team assured me that they were there for me as well as for my wife.

I just can’t thank them and anyone else who is involved in this line of work enough. God bless each one of them!

Joe Creel

Montpelier Station

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