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Construction is under way on a six acre site on Quince Road between Messick and Kirby where the Methodist Hospice Residence will become a reality next spring. The $9 million, 30-bed, free-standing hospice residence will focus on making the journey at the end of life the best experience for the patient, whether an adult or a child, and their family.
“Hospice is hope,” said Sally Aldrich, Administrator, CNO, Methodist Affiliated Services, Hospice-Palliative Services. “As well as providing the specialized care that people require who are facing the end-of-life, our residence will be a home where patients can spend their final days with dignity and grace. It will be a sacred place dedicated to making this final journey one of peace, discovery, and comfort.”
The Methodist Hospice Residence will be built to look like and feel like a home. It will even provide all the comforts one finds at home. Patients can request a late night snack from the kitchen, and families can bring in a special snack or meal their loved one may be craving. Patients can bring items from their own home, such as a bedspread or family photos, to help transform their room in the residence into a place that feels like their own. Family pets can even come for a visit. All of the 30 private rooms will be centered around a beautifully landscaped courtyard - where patients, families, and staff can enjoy the outdoors.