Some of the experiences we had in the high desert with medical treatment (my husband had a rare disease) was pretty bad and ended up killing him. However, the VNA nurses were caring and gentle and fantastic. When we had to change to a different Home Health Agency because of my husbands insurance, I was disappointed, to say the least. However, when my husband died just before Thanksgiving in 2002, the nurses were back to help. Also for a year after his death, they would send me little letters and poems and other things, just to let me know I wasn't alone. This is unusual. When my mother-in-law died, also at Thanksgiving, the nurse came to the funeral and, I think, cried harder then anyone else. These are caring women.