Rafael Delgado Garcell, R.N., draws his passion for hospice care from his experience with his grandfather, who had Alzheimer’s disease. “By the age of 14, I performed my first wound care and provided comfort care,” he said.

This early exposure led him to pursue a career in healthcare. Now, providing hospice care is home to him.

“I feel complete, like I belong at VITAS,.” he said. “I found the right place.”

Supporting patients nearing the end of life reminds him of taking care of family. “I treat my patients and families as I would like to be treated,” he said.