New Program Brings 'Solace' To Families At The End Of Life

It’s important to help patients receiving end-of-life care and their families feel at home.

That’s why Fairview Home Care and Hospice and Ebenezer Ridges are working together to improve end-of-life experience for patients and their families with their recently launched Solace program.

Apartments that fit the families

Solace, launched this fall, is a caregiving program housed in the Ebenezer Ridges campus that allows patients and their families to stay in apartments, rather than single rooms found in most hospice facilities.

The apartments welcome families, and even small pets, to stay with their loved ones, while patients receive 24-hour nursing care, meal service, chaplaincy, social work services and other services provided within the Ebenezer Ridges campus.

The apartments are furnished with a pull-out couch in the living room, a private bathroom, a patient bed in the bedroom, a full kitchen and housewares.

“We make sure the apartment fits the family. If they like to play board games as a family, we bring board games to the apartment,” says Brittany Peterson, housing manager.

“It’s about making those precious times better even when the loved one can’t be at home. And we’re right there with skilled care when they need it.”

Amenities for patients and families

Amenities on the Ebenezer Ridges campus include a community room, beauty salon, private meeting room and a chapel. Patients and families can also attend myriad programs, like musical performances, art classes and enrichment activities.

Fairview Home Care and Hospice, or another hospice program, can provide care within the Solace program

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