Los Alamos is one step closer to having northern New Mexico’s first residential hospice.
The Los Alamos Visiting Nurse Service, which provides at-home health care, purchased land off Canyon Road last week for the proposed hospice center.
Service Executive Director Sarah Rochester said the project called “The Sanctuary” will provide a small, state of the art hospice house for individuals with terminal illnesses that can no longer remain at home and those who need additional end of life care.
“We believe that this is a community that needs a specific place for end of life care,” she said.
The closest residential hospice center is in Albuquerque, Rochester said.