Seasons Hospice & Palliative Care is very excited to bring a Hospice Inpatient Center to Boston! A Hospice Inpatient Center provides a caring environment where patients can get help for their symptoms. It is a place where loved ones may spend hours or days with the patient, providing the warmth and comfort that family and friends can offer. Hospice care is normally delivered in the home but there are cases that require a higher level of clinical care. This level of care is designed for a short stay so the hospice patient can be transitioned home or cared for in a different setting.
Groundbreaking: May 15, 2014
Construction beings: May 16, 2014
Estimated project completion: End of 1st quarter, 2015
Seasons Hospice & Palliative Care of Massachusetts, LLC
Seasons Hospice Foundation
WHAT IS HOSPICE?
Hospice care is a philosophy of caring that assists those nearing the end of life and in need of refuge. It is a system of caring designed to restore dignity and provide a sense of personal fulfillment to the dying. The focus is on the patient and the family rather than the disease; the goal is to improve the quality of life that remains. For more information, visit www.seasons.org.
WHAT IS A HOSPICE INPATIENT CENTER?
For more information, visit http://www.seasons.org/page/Inpatient%2BCare.
It is a one-story, residentially styled building containing approximately 10,000-12,500 square feet and sits on 1.422 acres of land. There are 15 private rooms for patients in addition to family rooms, common areas, a full-service kitchen, nurse’s station, and office areas for the hospice operator. Lush landscaping provides a serene setting and enhances curb appeal. The Facility has been pre-approved by the Massachusetts Dept. of Public Health and has 10 times the space of required parking. The lighting is in conformance with Milton code.
HOW DOES THIS BUILDING SERVE THE COMMUNITY?
ARE THERE ANY NAMING OPPORTUNITIES?
If you would like more information, please visit http://seasonsfoundation.org/contact-shf/
HOW CAN I GET INVOLVED?
WHO IS SEASONS HOSPICE FOUNDATION AND SEASONS HOSPICE & PALLIATIVE CARE?
Seasons Hospice Foundation’s vision is to help people celebrate life and honor its end. The dedicated teams at Seasons Hospice Foundation work collaboratively with Seasons Hospice & Palliative Care clinical teams to carry out patients’ wishes, creating lasting memories for patients and their loved ones. Seasons Hospice Foundation offers non-hospice related supportive services, not related to the patient’s hospice diagnosis and that fall outside of what is paid for by the traditional hospice benefit. The Foundation provides meaningful and thoughtful ways to advance the communities awareness to the benefits of hospice and palliative care through its special programs, community education, and applied research. Seasons Hospice Foundation is a 501 (c)3 non-profit organization.
Seasons Hospice & Palliative Care was founded in 1997 and operates 20 Medicare-certified clinical operations. It is the 4th largest hospice provider in the United States and admitted over 17,000 patients in 2013. It operates 10 Inpatient Hospice Centers nationally. The company provided $3.2 million of charity care in 2013. Seasons Hospice & Palliative Care utilizes the highest levels of technology available in the hospice industry including many proprietary systems. The company provides an in-house 24/7 call center staffed with registered nurses. They provide industry leading clinical programs that include Music Therapy, Pediatrics, Open Access and more.
The mission of these two organizations are extremely complementary and, therefore, the Foundation will own the building and lease to Seasons Hospice & Palliative Care which will be licensed to provide hospice services at the facility. The Foundation views the ownership of this proposed building as a wonderful opportunity to further advance its charitable mission. The benefit for the community, patients, and their families will extend far beyond the traditional Medicare benefit.
|End of Life Resource Center (future construction)||$500,000|
|Sunrooom (future construction)||$250,000|
|Patient Rooms (15)||$25,000|
|Staff Support Lounge||$10,000|
|Unit Director Office||$5,000|
|Legacy Project Support (multiple)||$5,000|
|Children’s Bereavement Library (multiple)||$5,000|