Hospice Care in Douglas County is designed to provide sensitivity and support for people in the final stages of terminal illness.
"Hospice Care seeks to enable patients to carry on an alert, pain-free life and to manage other symptoms so that their last days may be spent with dignity and quality at home or in a home-like setting," said Kay Metzger, director of Hospice.
The agency has been operating in Douglas County since 1982 and averages about 15 to 25 patients a day.
Programs provided by the agency can help both family and the patient. Hospice provides volunteers, nurses, home health aides, social workers, spiritual care and musical therapy.
Hospice also has a bereavment support group for family and friends.
For more information on Hospice programs, call 749-5006.