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Hospice

Care and Compassion to the Families They Touch

"Rev. Westebbe and Heidi Gentry were frequent visitors with Mom and listened to her stories and also provided comfort to us. Carol Morris and other volunteers gave of their time to come out and help Mom eat. Brad Bennett was such a positive force during his visits and shared cookies with Mom, which was so perfect since cooking had been such an important part of her life. His interaction with Mom and our family were appropriately upbeat and comforting and helped us get through the final week, the week before Christmas. And Ellie Stoner was there on Christmas morning when she passed away, even having to come out in the snow to provide care for Mom and for us.

It is clearly evident that the staff and volunteers who work with the Augusta Health Hospice team have a calling to their jobs that allows them to provide such care and compassion to the families they touch."

Susan Humphries and the family of Norma Collins, who were helped through the final days of her journey with Alzheimer's by Hospice of the Shenandoah