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.
Preferred Hospice Agencies
Lakeshore Hospice 877-871-9272
AmeraCare Family Hospice 985-893-3301
Hospice of St. Tammany 985-871-5976
Legacy Hospice 985-773-1995
St. Joseph Hospice 985-892-6955
Louisiana Hospice and Palliative Care 866-938-4825
How Can I Help?
Of course donations, long term or planned giving to help defray the cost of operating the home are always welcome.
Invite a board member or the executive director to speak at your civic group about the home.
Volunteer opportunities: cooking meals, light housekeeping, laundry, mowing grass, weeding flower beds, visiting residents, running errands. There are many things that you can do that make a huge difference!
Support the fundraisers that the Foundation has – The Crawfish Cook-off, The Wine and Dine, and Camp Bearable, the children’s grief camp.
Call 985-643-5470 for information on ways to volunteer.