On the day of Thursday, the Center For Hospice Care disclosed its plan to expand its facilities. The hope, to better reach people in need of its services.
The policy is to develop a brand new clinical staff facility and hospice house on the Mishawaka Campus. Right now they have hospice centers in the regions of Roseland and Elkhart, but they consider being more centrally situated will assist better serve those in need.
The reason for expansion of Center For Hospice Care is an exploding baby boomer generation.
“When we seek at the sheer numbers of individuals that are in that age group, it is merely a matter of time before we are going to start needing to care for them,” stated Mike Wargo, the Chief Operating Officer of the Hospice Foundation.
Right now they have 7 beds in their Roseland facility and seven in their Elkhart facility for hospice care.
“There are days both of those facilities are full and we’ve waiting lists,” Wargo stated.
The new buildings will be constructed on the land adjacent to the Mishawaka facility.
“We wanna make certain that we’ve adequate facilities to take care of individuals into the future,” Wargo said.
The 10 million dollar project has 7.6 million of the required funds. Once they can generate the rest, they expect to break ground on the project and within the next 2-and-a-half years.
“We are searching for commitments,” Wargo said. “We are looking for pledges from donors to be capable to get us to that point.”
The plan is to re purpose the Roseland hospice facility as an adult daycare. All of the staff will be relocated from Roseland to the new Mishawaka center and there will be twelve beds there for hospice care.
Once construction initiates, the project should be complete within 12 to 14 months. If you would like to assist contribute to funds for the project, please call Mike Wargo, the Chief Operating Officer at the Hospice Center at 574-243-2059.
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