Hospice House

The Calcutta House

by Hospice of Acadiana




Hospice of Acadiana has launched the Case for Compassion Capital Campaign
to raise the $2.3 million to build a 12-bed in-patient hospice house — the first multi-million dollar campaign in its 37-year history. The cost includes all planning, permitting, engineering, architectural, construction and fundraising costs.


“Let us touch the dying, the poor, the lonely and the unwanted according to the graces we have received, and let us not be ashamed or slow to do the humble work.”

-- Mother Teresa of Calcutta

The Calcutta House

The Need is Too Great





Richard

Richard

Richard

After battling cancer for four years, Richard was admitted to the hospital the last month of his life because he needed continuous pain management. With no other treatment options available, he wanted to live out his final days at home - yet he required 24-hour care. The hospice house will be the perfect option to many who find themselves in a similar situation.

Sylvia

Sylvia

Sylvia

With only a few weeks left to live, Ms. Sylvia was two months behind on her rent and about to be evicted. Although Hospice of Acadiana prevented that from happening, the hospice house will be a safe haven for those who, like Ms. Sylvia, find themselves alone on their end-of-life journey.

Robert

Robert

Robert

When Robert, a homeless veteran, was accepted onto our services, he was adamant about not going to a nursing home. Arrangements were made for a private room at the shelter to provide the care that he needed. But given all that Robert had done for our country, it would have been nice to bring him to the hospice house to spend his final days.

Gerald

Gerald

Gerald

Gerald’s granddaughter announced she would be graduating from college, and the family all wanted to be there. With Alzheimer’s, Gerald was on hospice home care, but was not well enough to make the trip. There wasn’t anyone to leave him with. As part of respite care, Gerald could stay at the hospice house for 5 days, and return to home hospice care when they returned.

The Calcutta House

Patients Served










In-Home

Those receiving care at home whose condition requires more than can be provided in the home environment

Hospitalized

Terminally ill patients unable to or unlikely to leave the hospital due to disease or symptom progression

Isolated

Patients who do not have the family or caregivers needed for in-home hospice care

Indigent

Those lacking the financial means necessary for end-of-life care and support

Homeless

Sheltered homeless individuals who do not have suitable accomodations for care

Hospice House









Located at 105 St. Chistopher Street Adjacent to Hospice of Acadiana's
Existing Campus, The 6,300 Square-Foot Facility Will Include:

  • 12 Private Patient Suites
  • Family Consultation Room
  • Full-Size Family Kitchen
  • Chapel
  • Meditation & Butterfly Gardens

The Calcutta House

The Gift of Dignity & Peace





The Gift of Dignity & Peace

We have an incredible opportunity and responsibility to foster and support a loving environment for each person's final moments on this earth. It is a privilege for us to serve the patients and families who entrust us with their care. And, we could not do it without the help and generosity of our community. Help us provide those in need the safe, peaceful, comforting passage from this life that we all deserve.

"It is obvious that man is himself a traveler; that the purpose of this world is not 'to have and to hold' but 'to give and to serve'. There can be no greater meaning." — SIR WILFRED GRENFELL

All gifts of $5,000 or more will be recognized on the Memorial Wall in the hospice house.

The Calcutta House

Our Funding Goal






$1.3M of $2,600,000
raised




  • " For terminally ill patients, the prognosis is more than impending death; it’s dependency. Even the most productive and proud among us can be laid low by circumstances beyond our control. The hospice house can offer relief from pain, comfort for their spirit and a home for their final days."

    —Camille Claibourne, APRN, PHD, Hospice of Acadiana Board of Directors

  • "The hospice house will meet a critical need in Acadiana by providing a safe and caring place for dying patients when they are at their most vulnerable."

    —Joseph C. Giglio, President, Hospice of Acadiana Foundation Board of Directors