Services » Hospice House
What to Expect
Our 24 bed hospice house provides care daily to those who may not receive the support they need otherwise. Whether a patient needs to live out their last days in an environment with support that cannot be afforded at their home or needs to receive intensive medical care to manage symptoms, the hospice house is here.
BENEFITS OF THE SANCTUARY HOSPICE HOUSE:
- 24 hour nursing care.
- Easily accessible parking and ground level entrances making visits easy.
- In-room cable television
- Family kitchen area separate from the staffed facility kitchen allowing families to warm meals or make snacks with ease.
- Complimentary internet access
- Pet visitation is allowed and pet therapy is offered weekly.
- No restrictions on age of guests or number of guests.
- Unrestricted visiting hours
- 3 warm patient meals a day along with a guest meal at no charge. Additional guests may enjoy lunch for $5 each. Special patient cravings and requests are accommodated.
- Patient and family snacks are always available
- Very low nurse to patient ratio allowing time with our patients to be a priority
We are often approached with many clinical questions that vary from patient to patient. Here are general questions and answers that may help with the concerns that are often posed to us from family members.
- Do patients of Sanctuary have to be able to swallow or have an IV access in order to receive comfort medications?
We are equipped to offer many different medications through various routes including pain and symptom control infusion pumps.
- What methods does Sanctuary have of providing respiratory comfort?
Medication management along with Bi-nasal Cannula Oxygen, Simple Face Mask Oxygen, Venturi Mask Oxygen and Non-rebreather mask Oxygen. Up to 15 liters of wall oxygen is offered in each patient room.
- Are patients allowed to bring in personal CPAP or BiPAP machines?
Yes, CPAP and BiPAP machines that are maintained by the patient and caregiver are allowed.
- Do I have to bring my medical equipment or other supplies to Sanctuary Hospice House?
No. ALL medical equipment, supplies and personal items are provided to the patient.
- Does Sanctuary provide wound care? Do your mattresses keep wounds from occurring?
If a patient has any skin breakdown issues, our nursing staff will provide daily wound care and maintenance. We also have options such as low air loss mattresses with weight based re-distribution technology allowing our patients to remain cool, dry and comfortable.
- Are patients with a very limited life expectancy the only ones admitted to Sanctuary Hospice House?
No, we accept patients in all phases of their care, from those in a crisis such as pain control, respiratory distress, or acute change in status, to those who are approaching the end of life. Patients come to Sanctuary for many reasons. Some are too ill to be cared for at home or may not have appropriate caregivers. Many patients also come with the full intent of returning to their home. They simply need help managing their medications or learning how to handle a new disease challenge that has come their way.
- How do I pay for hospice care?
Sanctuary Hospice cares for everyone who can be admitted, regardless of the ability to pay.
“This was not a sad place, but more of a holding area, where angels hovered, nurses ministered, staff comforted. There are just no earthly words that can describe the spiritual experience that occurred at Sanctuary Hospice House. Peace, tranquility, and love flow there in abundance.” — Sabrina Ganaway – in memory of Selena Nanney Ganaway
“I will always cherish the joy, peace and fun mother and I experienced in the 3 months she was at Sanctuary Hospice House. When someone asks me about Sanctuary, I respond with these three words: Peace-Love-Caring.” — Darrell Ivy
“We found that the Sanctuary Hospice House truly is “Heaven’s Waiting Room.” The medical expertise, the spirit of love and compassion, and the quiet confidence that God is there and sovereign made Russell’s last days peaceful and as free of pain as humanly possible…and the loss for me and the rest of our family much easier to bare. “Thank you” seems so inadequate.” — Mrs. Russell Board (Ann)