March 16, 2014
End-of-life care will soon have a home here in the valley.
Plans are underway to build a 4 bedroom house for hospice care at the Augusta Medical Center's campus.
AMC will cover the estimated $500,000 building cost. The rest of the services will be paid through community efforts. Which director Judith Matthews says should make all the difference for those needing this support during their final days.
"For those people who have maybe one or two weeks left to live and they can't manage their care at home they don't want to be in a hospital environment and this lets them be in a home-like environment."
The building will be built to expand to 8 bedrooms. Ground breaking begins next month.