PULLMAN, WA — Taking care of our elderly loved ones can be difficult, that’s why a Pullman group is offering to help.
Friends of Hospice have opened Serenity House. They provide home-cooked meals, a 24/7 staff, and special accommodations for ambulances. They even make arrangements in patient’s rooms so family members can stay. It’s also a way for people living in our area to avoid having to travel to Spokane for a medical care facility.
Although the new serenity house costs the organization big money, board members say the $500,000 project is worth it.
“We are the first of our kind, definitely in Whitman County, in Latah County,” said Corey Laughary, board member. “We know of only one other social model hospice house in Washington state.”
The serenity house costs $700.00 a day to run but patients only pay anywhere from $100.00 to $300.00. Their income will be considered.
They open Monday and are prepared to take on five new patients. Patients must apply through their hospice provider and request this home.