Deciding that a loved one needs hospice care is one of the most difficult moments for family and friends of critically ill patients. Even more heartbreaking is the fact that nearly half of the patients at the Shenandoah House, Augusta Health's hospice care facility, cannot afford their stay.
Hospice of the Shenandoah's Gifted Care fund provides compassionate end-of-life care to those who are unable to afford care at the Shenandoah House.
The Shenandoah House is a supportive and serene environment where people who cannot stay in their own home find peace in the final stage of life. The homelike atmosphere with private bedrooms and bathrooms, gardens designed to stimulate the senses, and an inviting kitchen and family areas offers a home away from home for approximately 85 to 100 residents each year.