New Hospice House Nears Completion, Seeks Donations


((Left) One of 12 patient suites nearing completion at new Hospice House. Six have been funded with private philanthropy (Right) The Roundhouse Foundation funded the Great Room at Hospice House | Photos Courtesy of Partners In Care)

We are moments away from the start of the holiday gift-giving season. From November 20 to January 24, there are at least 14 different holidays. Whether or not the holidays you celebrate come with a gift-giving tradition, it is a wonderful time of the year to consider making a financial gift to a nonprofit cause that has made a difference in people’s lives. And there are numerous tax incentives to do so in 2021 for both itemizers and non-itemizers. Gifts of highly appreciated stocks and retirement fund distributions to qualified charities are all easy to accomplish in addition to old-fashioned gifts by check or online donations.

Partners In Care, Central Oregon’s leading home health and hospice organization, is in the final stretch of its $6 million capital campaign to build a brand new 12-bed Hospice House on its campus in Bend. It will likely open for patient care in mid-December at which time the existing six-bed unit will be remodeled to accommodate its clinical and administrative teams that support services provided in people’s own homes. Hospice House is unique to our region; it is the only one east of the Cascade Mountains and one of only three in the state of Oregon.

The final touches are being made to the new facility that will give both terminally ill patients and their families a peaceful environment where symptoms can be expertly managed as well as giving respite to family caregivers.

As you prioritize the many opportunities to give during the holidays, Partners In Care is thankful for the support it has received from hundreds of individuals, businesses, foundations and organizations during the campaign.

There is no doubt that giving makes us feel good. So go ahead, be generous this holiday season. If you do so with both your head and your heart, your giving will warm you and others for a long time to come.

Partners In Care is an independent nonprofit organization serving Central Oregon with hospice and home health care services.


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Marlene Carlson, Director of Development & Communications — Partners In Care

Marlene Carlson is the chief development officer at Partners In Care, Central Oregon’s only independent, non-hospital based, not-for-profit hospice, home health and palliative care organization.

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