Letter to the editor: Butler VA provides compassionate care
My husband, Tom, recently passed away in VA Butler Healthcare’s Sergeant Joseph George Kusick VA Community Living Center. The week prior to his
admission, he was given just three or four days to live.
When he arrived at the VA from a hospice care facility, he had bedsores all over his back. The VA doctor immediately ordered an air mattress and began caring for his back. They treated his back three times a day until all of the bedsores were healed. By God’s blessing, he lived for five months after arriving at the VA center due to the exceptional care he received from every person who tended to him.
When he was admitted to the VA center, he could not swallow. Before he passed away, he was enjoying eating solid foods. The doctors and nurses treated him like he was going to survive even though they knew he wasn’t. He was cared for with compassion, dedication and respect until he took his last breath.
Every medical facility should treat its patients the way my husband was treated. Thumbs up, Butler VA!