The Hospice House is a two bedroom home that allows hospice patients and their families to spend the patient’s final days in a home-like setting This setting includes additional assistance with the care the patient requires. Most of our Hospice patients remain in their homes, but on occasion the care exceeds the abilities of the caregivers and the Hospice House is a home-like solution. The family can stay with the patient and visitors can come at all hours. A CNA or RN provides the care needed, along with the family if they so wish, to keep the patient comfortable.
While a patient is at the Hospice House, their regular Hospice Nurse, Social Worker, Volunteers, and Clergy continue to visit and manage the patient’s interdisciplinary care plan. The patient’s doctor and the Hospice physician also visit. The patient’s plan of care continues to be reviewed and updated at the Interdisciplinary Team Meeting (IDT).
There is a daily charge for Room and Board to stay at the Hospice House. Those with limited finances can apply for assistance. No Hospice patient will be turned away due to the inability to pay. The purpose of the endowment is to assist patients and their families who are not able to pay part or all of the fees, so donations and fundraising events continue to grow this endowment.
The History of CMMC Hospice House
CMMC Hospice House was a community idea that took wings in October 2008 and opened its doors in December 2013. The building and furnishings were paid for by donor dollars. The communities of Fergus and Judith Basin Counties got behind the project and raised close to a million dollars to see their dream become a reality. The project didn’t cost a million, so most of the excess will be placed in an endowment to assure the Hospice House is always there for the community. CMMC Hospice is committed to raise the endowment to a level that the Hospice House will be self-sustaining well into the future. They anticipate this will take 7-10 years.
Q: How do I donate?
A: To donate to the Hospice House Endowment Fund (click here). You may honor or memorialize a loved one and that gift will be acknowledged in our publications unless anonymity is requested. Your tax professional can assist you with your decision. The state of Montana has an endowment tax credit (click to view information). All gifts are tax deductible because CMMC Hospice is a not-for profit 501c3 organization. Acknowledgements will be sent for all gifts.