The Facility

The hospice mission is to provide compassion and care to terminally ill patients and their families. Your generosity can help the Senator Bob Hooper House fulfill this mission in the home-like setting of its residential facility.


A Home Like Setting
At Senator Bob Hooper House, professionals with special training and expertise serve both patients and their families to provide routine care, education and support. In addition, the team has partnered with both Amedisys and Gilchrist Hospice, Inc. who provides a coordinated program of palliative (comfort) care and support services, helping them through the myriad of issues associated with the end of life. A medically directed interdisciplinary team of doctors, nurses, pharmacists, nursing aides, social workers, chaplains and trained volunteers work together, providing specialized medical care, spiritual counseling, answers to patients and family members questions and accessibility to on-call services 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

Specialized Care
Senator Bob Hooper House is a place of peace and serenity for those in the final stages of life, a home away from home. And, because each person's death like each person's life is unique, private rooms allow for fulfillment of individual patient needs. In addition, each of the eight rooms has overnight facilities so that visiting family members and other loved ones may stay close.

Also, within the approximately 10,500 square-foot facility, Senator Bob Hooper House offers a community kitchen, dining room and living room, plus a sitting room/library equipped for family meetings, grief counseling or meditation. In addition, the facility has a non-denominational chapel open to patients and visitors.

Preparation
Hospice acknowledges that, not only is the end of life a medical event, it is a psychological, social and spiritual event. Patients experience a wide range of emotions and changes, and they and their families may have difficulty understanding and accepting what is happening.

The professionals at Senator Bob Hooper House, in collaboration with Amedisys and Gilchrist Hospice, Inc., offer mental and spiritual preparation for patients and their loved ones, focusing on hope, healing and meaning. Social workers provide counseling services and information regarding resources available through community, state and federal agencies. Chaplains lend spiritual support as desired. Trained hospice volunteers offer friendly visits, compassionate listening and companionship.

Patient Eligibility
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.
 
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