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Hospice Closing Inpatient Facility

Hospice of the Foothills has announced that it is closing its 12-bed inpatient facility at the end of the year. The reason is financial, but also the lack of patients. The facility opened in 2010 and was never near capacity. Executive Director Carolynn Peterson says they actually have no patients right now…

Listen to Carolynn Peterson 1

The house opened in 2010 and has been funded through private donations, but has lost over five-million dollars over the last five years. Peterson says it was also draining their core business, which is outpatient care…

Listen to Carolynn Peterson 2

Peterson says the house was built in anticipation of many baby boomers retiring and moving to Nevada County, but they ended up staying in other areas and kept working. Hospice of the Foothills will continue to provide its outpatient care.

1 Comment

December 12, 2015

Dawn Diego

Is it really that simple? Chose to stay where you are and keep working instead of come to Grass Valley and die of a terminal illness? What am I missing here?

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