Center For Hospice Care unveils expansion plan Center for Hospice Care building new clinical staff facility and hospice house

MISHAWAKA, Ind. (WNDU)- On Thursday, the Center For Hospice Care unveiled its plan to expand its facilities. The hope, to better reach people in need of its services.

The plan is to build a brand new clinical staff facility and hospice house on the Mishawaka Campus. Right now they have hospice centers in Roseland and Elkhart, but they believe being more centrally located will help better serve those in need.

The reason for expansion is an exploding baby boomer generation.

“When we look at the sheer numbers of people that are in that age group, it’s just a matter of time before we’re going to begin needing to care for them,” said Mike Wargo, the Chief Operating Officer of the Hospice Foundation.

Right now they have seven beds in their Roseland facility and seven in their Elkhart facility for hospice care.

“There are days both of those facilities are full and we have waiting lists,” Wargo said.

The new buildings will be built on the land adjacent to the Mishawaka facility.

“We wanna make sure that we have adequate facilities to take care of people into the future,” Wargo said.

The 10 million dollar project has 7.6 million of the required funds. Once they can generate the rest, they hope to break ground on the project and within the next two-and-a-half years.

“We’re looking for commitments,” Wargo said. “We’re looking for pledges from donors to be able to get us to that point.”

The plan is to re purpose the Roseland hospice facility as an adult daycare. All of the staff will be relocated from Roseland to the new Mishawaka center and there will be 12 beds there for hospice care.

Once construction starts the project should be complete within 12 to 14 months. If you would like to help contribute to funds for the project, please call Mike Wargo, the Chief Operating Officer at the Hospice Center at 574-243-2059.

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