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We are your Hometown Hospice

Hospice Houses: Another Place to Call Home

Our four hospice houses are licensed for inpatient care. This acute level of skilled nursing was previously only provided in a hospital, but can now be administered in the comforting atmosphere of our hospice houses.

Patients who require pain or symptom management receive 24-hour care until their condition stabilizes. Each situation is assessed individually to determine the appropriate level of care. When symptoms are under control, some patients may return to their former home, if appropriate.

 

 
 

Each house is staffed by RNs 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. All rooms are private, and some offer comfortable suites  to accommodate family and friends.

Just as they receive at home, each patient has the benefit of a nurse, family support counselor, certified nursing assistant, chaplain and often a volunteer to help support both the patient and the family. Medical oversight is provided by the patient's physician and/or the Hospice Medical Directors.

The new Tuscany House, The Legacy House, the newly renovated Sylvia's House and Estelle's House, are all state-of-the-art, world-class inpatient facilities which provide the most comprehensive care program available. Patients will feel comfortable while receiving professional care in a home-like atmosphere. Family members and friends are encouraged to visit frequently with no visiting hour restrictions. The patient's physician remains in charge of care as primary physician and member of the care team. Hospice of Marion County has full-time Board Certified physicians who may also serve as attending physicians.

Our four Hospice Houses include:

Skype available

Across the Miles
Thanks to free computer access at all our
hospice houses, this patient can communicate
“live” to her brother in California.

  • State-of-the-art-facilities and equipment, including a wireless call system
  • 24 hour-a-day staffing—with a nursing staff ratio of 1:4 on duty at all times
  • Regular visits by the Hospice Medical Directors
  • Social Workers, Chaplain and Other Support Personnel
  • Home-cooked meals prepared by our onsite chef
  • Plasma TVs with cable, private telephone and live videoconferencing to anywhere in the world
  • Laundry services
  • Medications related to the terminal diagnosis
  • Medical equipment and supplies

 

Who pays for the extra services at a Hospice House?

For inpatient services, no room and board fee is required of patients, as the cost is a covered benefit under Medicare and Medicaid. For routine care, the rate is $180/day; adjustable fees are calculated on a sliding scale based on the patient's ability to pay (bank statements and previous tax return documentation).

Click the links below for maps and pictures of the Hospice Houses.
The Tuscany House
The Legacy House
Sylvia's House
Estelle's House