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Yet-To-Be-Built Wake Hospice to Expand

Posted May 25, 2007

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— A hospice center in Cary has not even been built yet, but there are already plans for expansion. 

Hospice of Wake County is planning a new facility for end-of-life care.

The center, which will be built near the intersection of Trinity and Trenton roads, will go from 14 to 20 beds because Rex Hospital recently received state approval to transfer its six hospice beds to the new facility.

It will be Wake County's first, stand-alone hospice facility. Construction is expected to start in the fall.


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  • Hip-Shot May 25, 2007

    My wife works at a nursing home and is a nurse. She works with a lot of Alzheimer's patients as well as hospice. I honestly don't see how she does it: it's so sad and depressing just hearing her talk about it. I have seen residents that were former pillars of the community visiting there while she's on duty.

    I have suggested to her in the past finding a "regular" job such as a doctor's office or hospital, but this is what she loves, and I am proud of her for it, and all she does for them.

  • Irock May 25, 2007

    Both my mom and dad died last year while on hospice. My mom was at the hospice unit at rex and they were wonderful. This is where the heros work.

  • dhall357 May 25, 2007

    This is wonderful news. I donate to hospice every year. They were wonderfully involved in both my mother and mother-in-law's passing. My Mom passed away in Burlington last year at the Alamance Hospice home. What can I say, but their work, understanding, and compassion helped the entire family at a very difficult time. The previous post was correct. It takes very special people to work there. God bless them all!

  • milky1 May 25, 2007

    A Hospice center is second only to a children's hospital in being the saddest place on earth. It takes a special kind of person to work in either one.