Get to Know…Barbara Curtis, CNA

| By Jodi Horton

Editor’s Note: This column features people who keep things running behind the scenes and those who are on the “front lines,” providing care to our patients. All of the Casa employees and volunteers have been asked to answer five questions. The first three emphasize their hospice care work and the last two give you just a little taste of who they are besides a hospice worker or volunteer.

Q: What brought you to hospice care?

A: I have wanted to work in hospice care since my first private client died in 2011. I did hospice care for the first time in her home. The nurses were amazing and the feeling of making sure this person had complete and sensitive care was so fulfilling. My spirit was in such a wonderful place; I just knew it was my passion. I was unable to pursue it at that time, but it did not stop me, and here I am at wonderful Casa fulfilling my life dream.

Q: What is your goal in your position?

A: To be sensitive, patient, calm and give my peaceful energy to my patients that come into my life.

Q: In your opinion, what value does hospice care bring to healthcare?

A: Hospice is a very important role at this time in people’s lives. They don’t have complete control over what is going to happen to them, they don’t know who will care for them, some of them are scared, some are angry.  With hospice care they can be reassured that it will be a safe, and as peaceful as possible, and they will get the best care possible and have a choice to be comfortable.

Q: What do you enjoy doing in your spare time?

A: I love to sit on my front porch, breathe in the fresh morning air, and listen to the most amazing sounds of the birds.

Q: What is one thing on your bucket list?

A: To spend one Christmas driving around passing out food to the needy.

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