Welcome to the Hospice House Network
The Hospice House Network is a virtual community of hospice professionals, volunteers and others who share an abiding interest in the provision of hospice care in a facility or inpatient setting for those hospice patients who can't receive care in their own homes.
Our mission is to provide a forum for collaboration, problem solving and sharing for the benefit of hospice care facilities across the country and for the patients and families they serve.
Our vision is to build a sense of community and support among hospice professionals who have - or want to have - experience with hospice-managed, facility-based care, which we consider a unique and invaluable setting for the special kind of caring that is hospice.
We include under our “Hospice House” lexicon those hospice facilities that directly provide hospice general inpatient care (including respite care), residential-level hospice care or a mixture of the two.
We intend that this umbrella also covers both those agencies that bought or built their Hospice House structure and those that lease space for their hospice unit in another health facility - but staff and manage their unit.
The Network is intended not only for those who are already engaged in the provision of facility-based hospice services, but also for those who are earnestly planning or pursuing its development, and for those who simply want to learn more about how to provide high-quality inpatient or residential care for a hospice population.
Annual membership in the Hospice House Network is only $100 for an agency and all of its staff. Membership includes access to the website, including a resources page, and an opportunity to post your facility's picture on our Photo Gallery, along with our library of newsletter back issues (The Flutter), which have highlighted ongoing developments, best practices and challenges of facility-based hospice care. Members also have an opportunity through the HHN Listserv to participate in a nationwide community of colleagues working to make Hospice Houses a success by sharing their questions, frustrations, ideas and solutions. If you'd like to be part of this project, please consider subscribing to the Hospice House Network.