Posted at: 11/29/2012 10:17 PM
November is "National Hospice Awareness Month". Lifetime Care celebrated the fifth anniversary of its hospice care center.
The Elizabeth G. and Jennifer J. Hildebrandt Hospice Care Center opened in 2007. It was the area's first free standing hospice facility.
News10NBC spoke with Tom Hildebrandt. The center is named for his mother and first wife who lost battles with cancer around the same time.
Tom Hildebrandt said, "The mission here, the motto here, is not just taking care of the patient. It's making sure the whole family is comfortable with the journey they've been on for a while and they're about to finish going through."
Over the last five years, the center says it has served nearly 2,000 families.