HOSPICE CARE IS given to terminally ill individuals who can no longer benefit from curative treatment. Hospice brings hope of a quality life during this stage of advanced illness and provides the opportunity to receive endof- life care in a comfortable, homelike setting.
The Richard Murphy Hospice House (RMHH) is located on the edge of beautiful, historic downtown Hammond. Three individual patient suites provide residents with a home, care givers, medical equipment and other basic needs. A certified hospice agency provides their hospice care in the home.
518 patients from 12 months to 101 years old and their families have been served since their opening in August 2007. Anntoine Marketing created a living logo for RMHH to continue to add symbols that represent their patients.
The mission of the RMHH is to provide a safe and comfortable haven for hospice patients who are without a primary caregiver, and/or at risk in their current home environment, if such home exists at all.
After a patient is admitted to a Certified Hospice Provider and meets the criteria for admission into the Hospice House, there is absolutely no fee for residency. The Hospice House was built and operates through fundraising efforts such as the Hospice Gala, memorial gifts, planned giving, and community donated cash and services. These donations along with volunteers ensure the perpetuity of the house. No Medicare, Medicaid or Insurance funds are received.
The 35th annual Gala is April 6, 2019, at Chappapeela Sports Park with the theme “Follow the Yellow Brick Road, Let’s get Wicked.” For more information call 985-340-0860 or visit www.richardmurphyhospice.com.