Our Organization

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.

Our Mission

The Hospice Foundation of the South is dedicated to providing resources for medical and emotional care for terminally ill patients and their families.

Volunteer

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Hospice House

The Hospice House is a home designed to allow terminally ill patients who are in a preferred hospice program with the Hospice Foundation, a place

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Our Team

Our Dedicated Staff

 

Kathy Busco

 

Miranda Parker

Volunteer

Interested in helping?  We can always use good people to help with our events, special programs, or around the Hospice House.  Put your talents

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Hospice House

The Hospice House is a home designed to allow terminally ill patients who are in a preferred hospice program with the Hospice Foundation, a place

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Our Board

Board of Directors

 

Mark Myers – President
Mediator/Attorney- Resolutions by Mark Myers

Tony Beau- Vice President
Owner- Beau’s Air Conditioning and Heating

Pam Voelkel- Secretary
Retired

Chris Kaufmann- Treasurer
Chief- Fire District 1

Mike Sevante – Past President
Deputy Council Attorney- St. Tammany Parish

Audrey Baker
Director of Business Development- Park Provence

Chip Brockhaus
Owner- Insurance Underwriters

Shirley Deluzain
Owner- Benedict’s Plantation

Valerie Dupont
Project Manager & Practice Administrator- Louisiana Heart Medical Group

Oscar Hernandez
Financial Advisor- Wells Fargo Advisors

Paul Kelker
Senior Process Engineer- SABIC Innovative Plastics

Victoria Langlinais
Advertising and Publicity Manager- Silver Slipper Casino

Ellen LaRocca, LMT
Owner- Bodyworks

Stacey Ruiz
Vice President- Whitney Bank

Volunteer

Interested in helping?  We can always use good people to help with our events, special programs, or around the Hospice House.  Put your talents

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Hospice House

The Hospice House is a home designed to allow terminally ill patients who are in a preferred hospice program with the Hospice Foundation, a place

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What is the Hospice House?

The Hospice House is a home designed to allow terminally ill patients who are in a preferred hospice program with the Hospice Foundation, a place to stay during their final days at no cost.  The home is owned and operated by the Hospice Foundation of the South. We are  a not for profit 501-c-3.  Caregivers are in the home 24 hours a day to stay with the residents. The preferred hospice programs recommend people who, because of circumstances in their lives, need a place to live while dying.  Family members are encouraged to visit with their loved ones.

The home has 3 bedrooms, and each room has its own bathroom and a screened in porch area. There is a living room for families to congregate. We also have a kitchen and dining room for residents and family members to have a special occasion, or just a dinner together.

This is the only home of this type in the community.  We are very proud to be able to offer these services.

Who qualifies for the Hospice House?

The Hospice Foundation of the South has agreements with several hospice programs that recommend qualified people to the home.  In order to be in a hospice program, your doctor has to certify that you are appropriate for hospice care.  The programs then go through their process to admit the patient to their service.  During the admit process the preferred hospice providers will discuss if the hospice home might be appropriate.  They will contact us for availability.

Please see our list of preferred Hospice providers.

Partner Hospice Agencies

The HFOS has aligned itself with quality hospice programs that have the privilege of utilizing the Hospice Home – at no charge.  Our Preferred Hospice Providers are:

 

Heart of Hospice

St. Joseph Hospice

AmeraCare Hospice

St. Tammany Hospice

LHC Hospice

Passages Hospice

Legacy Hospice