Amanda Quintana from KVEW news spoke with Gary Castillo, executive director of Chaplaincy Health Care about hospice in-patient facilities in the northwest. Keeping hospice in-patient facilities open has become a struggle in many communities throughout the U.S.
“More and more people across the country are taking advantage of hospice care. Last year 6.1 million patients and their families were helped by hospice care.
But now many hospice programs are choosing to offer their services at-home or in a hospital, instead of building an in-patient house. This trend we’re seeing across the country is what makes the houses in Washington and Oregon so special.”