To the Editor:

My husband, Robert Curtis, was a resident of the Candlewood Valley Health & Rehabilitation facility in New Milford for the past one-and-a-half years.

My family and I were so impressed with the staff who cared for

him with such care

and compassion.

The nurses, the aides, the doctors, the physical therapists, the speech pathologist, the recreation staff, social workers and hospitality staff all treated him so well, and made us feel welcome when we visited him.

Starting at the reception area, the welcome we received was obvious throughout the facility. The facility has truly earned its five-star status.

Thank you to all who helped make my husband's stay so home-like.

Also, we would like to thank Dr. Jeffrey Tyler for his years of excellent care of my husband, Robert.

Christina Curtis

New Preston