PEORIA- People headed down route 91 Saturday for the unveiling of Peoria's newest hospice home.
It was the first glimpse the public got of the OSF Richard L. Owens Hospice Home. It's the only hospice home in Central Illinois, and only the fourth in the state.
Staff said the building design is meant to make people feel comfortable, providing a warm cozy feel for patients and their families.
It's a place where the terminally ill are admitted for 24-hour care. But medical director, Phillip Olsson said that's not its only purpose.
"So maybe you've been taking care of your relative and you need a break. They can come here for three to five days so you can get that break and we'll take care of them during that time and they they can go back home,"Olsson said.
Administrators said the large amount of people who attended the open house shows there's a great need for this type of service. They hope to have it open for guests by the end of February.
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