Hospice Houses

At Cornerstone Hospice and Palliative Care, we recognize some patients may not be able to remain in their homes. They may need inpatient care for pain and symptom management or supervised, around-the-clock assistance. Cornerstone’s Hospice Houses offer care in a home-like setting where patients can be surrounded by friends and family, at any time of day. They are staffed by compassionate and skilled Hospice nurses and nursing assistants.

Our Hospice Houses are places where loving words, respectful listening, shared remembrances, a touch or embrace, can bring peace and closeness during the precious time that remains for those nearing the end of life. Here, patients find acceptance, hope, empathy, and encouraging self-help.

Cornerstone operates hospice houses or inpatient units in Lake, Sumter, and Orange counties. Each house offers the following:

  • Private and semi-private, comfortable in-patient rooms with room for visiting friends and family
  • Common family areas include refreshment area, quiet rooms and access to mobile Internet devices
  • Wi-Fi and iPads are available in all rooms
  • Visitation at any hour
  • All services including nursing, social work, counseling, Hospice physician visits, personal care, medication and supplies are provided to the patient and family, just as they are in the patient’s home.

Patients and/or their loved ones receive the same degree of quality and compassionate care that our in-home patients receive. Any Hospice patient from anywhere — even from outside our coverage area — may be accepted into one of these facilities.

Our Hospice team of Physicians, Nurses, Hospice Aides, Social Workers, and Chaplains prepare a personalized care plan with each individual and his/her family or caregivers. The goal of the patient’s care plan may be to get symptoms under control or to see that person through his/ her course of treatment.

To be eligible for inpatient care, a Hospice patient needs

  • Short-term acute pain or symptom management;
  • Symptom management and teaching following hospitalization; or
  • Short-term emergent care