WEST VIRGINIA - On Monday afternoon Representative Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV) toured the new Hospice of the Panhandle campus.
She said of the new 19 acre campus, "This is just beyond my wildest dreams for the Panhandle area."
"She's definitely a big proponent of hospice services," said Maria Lorensen with the Hospice of the Panhandle. "She's had some personal experiences and I thought it would be important for her to see what it is that we want to do."
The congresswoman toured the administrative building and the new inpatient facility that will house upto 14 people.
She says the new facility shows how supportive hospice services are of families. Some areas have been designated for spending quality time with loved ones, and there are also areas for families to find relief.
"It's a concept that hasn't been here and I think once it's here these rooms are going to remain full and going to provide a lot of support to families in a difficult time," said Representative Capito.
She also says the conversation about healthcare is ongoing in Washington, and that includes hospice care.
"It is used across the country, and it provides a care model where it provides a lot of support. I think it's probably more economical than being in the hospital for our taxpayer dollars," said Representative Capito.
The Hospice of the Panhandle says everyone has experienced a loss and they hope this new facility will better equip them to provide compassionate care to the community.