The Stanly News and Press (Albemarle, NC)

Opinion & Letters to the Editor

April 10, 2014

Hospice of Stanly County should be the one we support

Thursday, April 10, 2014 — Regarding your recent article about Community Hospice relocating its offices from one location in Troy to another, let me point out a few things.

Community Home Care and Hospice is a for-profit business, controlled by Curo Health Services. Curo operates seven different hospice brands in 10 states in the U.S., and it is controlled by shareholders who make money from the provision of those services.

If you visit their home page on the Internet, it is nearly impossible to figure out where they are based, but they are not based in Stanly County.

On the other hand, Hospice of Stanly County has provided compassionate end-of-life care to more than 4,750 families since it opened in Albemarle in 1981. That’s 34 years of nonprofit, mission-based service to Stanly, Montgomery and surrounding counties.

This is a very small community to support two different organizations. I hope your readers understand the difference.

Richard “Dick” Clayton Sr.

Norwood

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