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Hospice Houses: Another Place to Call Home

Our three 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.

Learn more about our Levels of Care.

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.

Learn more about what to expect when going to one of our hospice houses by downloading our infographic here or by watching this video.

The Ted & Diane Brandley House, The Legacy House, and Estelle’s House, are all 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 three Hospice Houses include:

  • 24 hour-a-day staffing—with a staff ratio of 1:4 on duty at all times
  • Regular visits by the Hospice Medical Directors, Social Workers, Chaplain and Other Support Personnel
  • Meals prepared by our onsite chef
  • TVs with cable, private telephone and live videoconferencing available
  • Medications related to the terminal diagnosis
  • Medical equipment and supplies

Who pays for the extra services at a Hospice House?

Hospice care is covered by Medicare, Medicaid and most insurance companies. This includes medications, durable medical equipment and most services related to the patient’s primary diagnosis. Usually there are no additional charges or co-payments billed to the patient. If charges do occur, such as room and board at the hospice houses – No patient is ever refused based on ability to pay. In fact, more than one million dollars of charitable care is provided annually.

Our Hospice Houses

Estelle’s House

Hospice of Marion County operates Estelle’s House, an 8-bed inpatient facility with round-the-clock nursing staff, conveniently located in South Ocala, just off Highway 441.

Estelle’s opened its doors in 1995 and has been a haven for many hospice families over the years. Adjacent the house is a brick path, serenity garden and gazebo, which provides a welcome walk for visitors.

Estelle’s House is located at 2897 SE 62nd Street
Ocala, FL 34480

Learn more about our Levels of Care.

Estelle's House

The Ted & Diane Brandley House

Located just one mile north of The Villages, this hospice house is designed to make this difficult life passage manageable and meaningful.

It offers:

  • Private rooms/baths plus large suites with sitting/dining areas and kitchenettes
  • Round-the-clock nursing staff—1 nursing staff member for every 4 patients
  • Regular visits by the Hospice Medical Directors, Social Workers, Chaplain, Volunteers and other support personnel
  • Meals prepared by our onsite Chef
  • TVs with cable; private telephone
  • Live videoconferencing via Skype available
  • Medications and equipment related to the terminal diagnosis

The Ted & Diane Brandley House is located at 17395 SE 109th Terrace Rd.
Summerfield, FL 34491

Learn more about our Levels of Care.

The Ted and Diane Brandley House

The Legacy House

Named in honor of the many contributors who made its existence a reality, The Legacy House, is a 20,000 square foot facility situated on 7 acres of wooded property.

The new building opened in 2003, designed with every patient need in mind. Learn more about our Levels of Care.

The Legacy House features 24 rooms with round-the-clock nursing staff, plus a special family room with a children’s area and an exquisite chapel adorned with stained glass windows.

It also has a serene Garden of Angels where families may go for quiet respite.

The Legacy House is located at 9505 SW 110th Street
Ocala, FL 34481

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The Legacy House