Grand County's Hospice Provider to Discontinue Services

Posted: Oct. 30, 2020

Northwest Colorado Health has announced it will be discontinuing home health and hospice services in Grand County, Sky-Hi News reports.

The only end-of-life care provider for the county gave its 30-day notice to the state on Oct. 14 with the final day of service to be Nov. 13. Northwest Colorado Health, a nonprofit, started providing service to Grand in 2016, the newspaper reported.

According to the provider, the change comes as a result of staffing shortages related to the difficulty in recruiting and retaining nursing staff for the program. It added that the agency has been “actively” trying to hire local staff since May without any results.

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