Frontier Hospice is officially a part of Moore.
Since moving from its location on S. Walker Avenue in Oklahoma City, Frontier has been settling into new surroundings at 221 Interstate-35 Service Road. On Tuesday, the Moore Chamber of Commerce officially welcomed the hospice care provider with a ribbon cutting.
“We just want to fully connect with the community of Moore,” Mandi Schulz, Frontier executive director, said. “That’s why we’re doing this today.”
Frontier has provided hospice care in the Oklahoma City metro area for 20 years, Schulz said. For almost a year now, it has been providing that from Moore.
Frontier’s stated goal is to provide end-of-life care at the most affordable cost possible. A new program launched about three years ago is geared toward that mission.
It offers free transitional care to patients when they are discharged from a hospital stay. Transitional care consists of a nurse and a social worker to ensure the patient does not immediately have to return to the hospital.
Because of the way Medicare is structured, immediate hospital returns can be costly to the patient. By offering the free service, Frontier works to ensure that cost never has to be a burden to either the patient or health care providers.
Schulz said Frontier moved to the Moore location because it offered more space and allowed the care provider to expand its operations.