Close To Home

Gillette’s Close To Home Hospice Hospitality House celebrated its 10-year anniversary in August. The center has cared for more than 3,200 guests and more than 570 patients since opening in 2010.

After recently shutting down inpatient hospice services at Close to Home Hospice Hospitality House, Campbell County Health will reevaluate at the end of the month when to reopen the facility.

The temporary hiatus on inpatient services began at the end of September and was a result of a steady decrease in demand for inpatient hospice services, said CCH CEO Colleen Heeter.

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Rezident

Hospice is closed? Where do those that have no family, or no family close go for end of life care and compassion?

My experience with hospice has been fantastic! Both my parents were in hospice, and I had a good friend die at close to home! Hospice is an important part of the health care system, including in Gillette.

Ka12

Wouldn't it be nice if Medicare and private insurance companies covered inpatient Hospice care. Just another reason we need medical care reform in this country. Of course that would probably mean higher taxes. But just keep dreaming that your loved ones can have quality end of life care, maybe someday it will be true.

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