Where We Got Our Start
The Hospice Foundation of the South began as a part of Slidell Memorial Hospital Hospice Foundation. In an era of changes the Hospital sold its Home Health and Hospice programs. The Hospice Foundation of the South (HFOS) was born. For many years the HFOS supported hospice programs with indigent patients by paying for hospice care, sitters, funeral assistance, medications, electric bills, and food. All the while still raising money with the hope of one day building a Hospice House.
In late 2008 The HFOS and HOST (Hospice of St. Tammany’s Foundation) joined together as HFOS with both the east and west sides of the parish continuing to support indigent patients and moving forward with the Hospice House.
March 5, 2014 the only Hospice Home in St. Tammany Parish was opened.
The three bedroom home is owned and operated by the Hospice Foundation of the South. It allows terminally ill hospice patients a place to live out their final days in home setting with family while having the support of their hospice program and our caregivers. Home Instead Senior Care provides the caregivers for the home.
In our first year of being opened we served over 50 patients and families in the St. Tammany area. The Hospice Home has been everything the HFOS thought it would be and then more! We are very proud of what we do.
The Hospice Foundation of the South is dedicated to providing resources for medical and emotional care for terminally ill patients and their families.