Questions answered

What is an Assisted Living Specializing in Hospice Care?
Senator Bob Hooper House is a place of peace and serenity for those in the final stages of life. And, because each person's death like each person's life- is unique- our residence focuses in individual patient needs. The residence provides a home like environment with private rooms, community kitchen, dining room, family room and overnight accommodations for family members. We realize that many in our community are torn between work and life commitments making it difficult for them to provide 24 hours care for their loved ones in the privacy of their home. The residence offers an alternative for these families enabling them to spend quality time making the most of every moment they share.

What kind of services are offered in the Residence?
The Senator Bob Hooper House staff provides routine, personal care for the terminally ill patient. The skilled residence team works in collaboration with the hospice providers Amedisys and Gilchrist Hospice, Inc., assuring that the patient receives all the benefits of a home hospice program including: physicians, nurses, social workers, chaplains, volunteers and home health aides. Hospice recognizes that an individual's end of life journey is multi-faceted to include clinical, psychological, social and spiritual transitions. The hospice and residence team support all aspects of the patient and family needs.

Who is eligible to reside at the Senator Bob Hooper House?
To be eligible for the Senator Bob Hooper House, a patient must:

  • be in an advanced stage of a life-limiting illness;
  • be under the care of a physician who understands and will participate in the hospice concept of care.
How much does it cost?
The professional staff of nurses, social workers, chaplains and home health aide's services are usually reimbursed through private insurance and/or Medicare. The daily rate for room and board is $250.00 and is paid privately by each resident. In an effort to ensure that every individual has access to this service, a sliding scale is available. Please contact the Senator Bob Hooper House Administration to further discuss this opportunity.
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