A lot of parents know, just having a child home sick with strep throat can be tough to deal with. Making sure they have plenty of TLC is important, but more advanced illnesses can take a much different toll on the family, especially when end of life care is necessary.
Hospice Care is truly available to everyone, but more than half of the people who qualify, aren't taking advantage.
Dignity is a non-profit organization serving southern West Virginia and they're growing. The main office is in Chapmanville. Earlier this month, they opened an office in Williamson and Boone County is next.
On their website, Dignity Hospice says they are not an organization that adds time to your life, but life to your time.
Dignity Hospice has about 28 nurses and is on-call 24 hours a day seven days a week.