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Home Hospice Opens New Facility

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GRAYSON CO., TX -- North Texas' only non-profit hospice care provider just got a major facelift, thanks to more than a million dollars in donations from the community.

Home Hospice of Grayson County, which serves Grayson, Cooke and Fannin counties, just completed expansion and major renovations to it's facility in south Sherman.  The executive director says it couldn't have happened without the $1.6 million raised in the community.  More than fifty people work in this facility to care for patients and caregivers and all in the area who are grieving.  Just last year, home hospice cared for an average of 97 patients per day.  And because the work they do is so emotional, Executive Director Sherry Little says it was important to provide a nice place to work.  "One of the things they like the best is this outdoor area because it gives them some distance from their work area, not necessarily a quiet area because of the highway in the background, but a very peaceful kind of environment to think about the people who they've cared for and the difference they've made in those lives," added Little.  The garden area also includes flagstones that people can purchase and have the names of their loved ones etched on them.  There is also a benefit golf tournament for Home Hospice.  It's Oct. 2nd at 8:30am at Stone Creek Golf Club in Sherman.  Spots are still available, even up until tee time.