On Nov. 5 the county commissioners adopted a proclamation in honor of November as Hospice and Palliative Care Month.
Lynn Shirk, community development director for Hospice & Palliative Care of Western Colorado, was present at the commissioners' meeting to receive the proclamation and to thank the commissioners.
"Hospice today means more than someone in a time-of-life transition who is about to die," she explained. "People are beginning to understand . . . that those on hospice care live an average 30 days longer, and have that much more time with their families," Shirk said.
"It is very wonderful that we have this proclamation," she added.
Hospice & Palliative Care of Western Colorado cares for 1,600 clients organization-wide, Shirk said. In the Delta office, there are 96 clients being served countywide with a staff of 36 and 140 volunteers participating, the Delta office confirmed.
"For the past 19 years, Hospice has provided compassionate, comprehensive end-of-life care to more than 1,600 patients and families each year. Hospice care is made possible by 1,300 volunteers and 300 staff," reads the proclamation adopted by the county commissioners.blog comments powered by Disqus