The VNA Hospice House could not exist without the generosity of donors.
For patients whose symptoms cannot be managed at home, the recently renovated VNA Hospice House offers premier end-of-life care in an elegant yet cozy home-like setting. The spacious 12,000 square-foot building has 12 private beautifully appointed patient rooms imbued with hues of soft grey, teal and an array of neutrals, each with its own large bathroom. The rooms also include sleeping accommodations for overnight visitors. In addition, every room includes a private lanai overlooking lush gardens. This vital community resource is fully funded by philanthropic support and would not be available without the generosity of our donors.
Elevating the level of hospice care
Not all hospice organizations provide a hospice house for their communities, but local philanthropists understood the importance of providing a comfortable place for patients who can no longer receive hospice care at home a place to go. The 12-bedroom facility operates like a medical facility, providing 24/7 care to its residents, but it does not feel like a healthcare facility. Hospice is about improving the quality of life for patients with a life-limiting illness, and the VNA Hospice House achieves that standard.
Outside, visitors, families and patients can walk along the pathways through the ‘A Place For Remembering ’ tribute area and through the grounds. The surrounding area of the hospice house includes a gazebo for sitting and reflection and a nearby pond.
VNA Hospice House Amenities
The VNA Hospice House offers residents many amenities to make their stays comfortable and practical. In addition to the 12 private patient rooms, the house is equipped with a sky-lit reflection room, full professional-grade kitchen, formal dining room and various relaxing spaces for guests, including a living room featuring a grand piano. What’s more, a professional in-house chef provides delectable meals for residents that they can order on tablets provided by Hospice House.
Residents and visitors who explore the grounds of the VNA Hospice House will find an environment that fosters serenity and peace. The house is surrounded by 4.2 acres of tropical foliage and several meditation sites, a pretty gazebo that overlooks a pond, and ‘A Place For Remembering’ memorial garden.
History of the VNA Hospice House
The VNA Hospice House opened its doors in 2000. In its first year, it served 156 patients. In 2003, the Pierce family came forward with an unprecedented gift of $1 million from the L.W. Pierce Family Foundation to the VNA & Hospice Foundation’s Hospice House Endowment Fund. The Pierce family’s transformational gift helped start the VNA Hospice House Endowment Fund, which helps pay for the day-to-day expenses of the facility. Without it, this important community resource would not be what it is today.
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To learn more about the VNA’s Hospice services, including the Hospice House, visit vnatc.com/hospice.