Asbury Hospice House
At life’s end, the idea of care circles around a different philosophy. While we all seek the familiarity of home and family, in many circumstances, a patient’s needs dictate the shape and nature of care. Hospice is just such a philosophy, symbolizing all that is life-affirming–in every setting.
Forrest General Hospital has been providing comprehensive, leading in-home hospice care to end-of-life patients for years. Understanding the complexity of care, FGH plans to create an in-patient hospice facility with a view to expanding our continuum of care.
We envision an in-patient facility that mirrors home by creating a warm, comforting atmosphere where families can gather and prepare in dignity. In cases where a patient chooses not to die at home or where a qualified caregiver doesn’t exist, an in-patient facility would provide needed support. In-patient hospice offers elderly caregivers an excellent care option as well.
Far from a clinical atmosphere, we envision large rooms with a private bath where a patient is encouraged to bring personal belongings. Patients and families can wander outside to gardens, to a library, a chapel or a resource center. Preserving connections, the facility would provide spiritual services and internet access so families can keep in touch. Working in tandem with our existing program, the facility would offer respite to those homebound hospice caregivers.
Specialized, interdisciplinary teams of healthcare professionals will provide physical, emotional and spiritual support while easing pain and managing symptoms.
Today, we have no local options for families. The nearest in-patient hospice program is located 90 miles from Hattiesburg, making it difficult to arrange daily visits.
The Asbury Hospice House will change this.
The Foundation will use 100 percent of your donation to complete the Asbury Hospice House. We will place donations in excess of the amount needed in an endowment fund to support maintenance and growth needs of the facility.
Patient Care Wings – $500,000 each (1 of 2 left)
Kitchen – $75,000
Conference Room – $50,000
Meditation Garden – $50,000
Patient Rooms – $50,000 each (6 of 12 left)
Charting Alcoves - $15,000 (1 of 4 left)
Family Canteen – $15,000