We received our Residential Care Facility License from the state of Oregon on January 19, 2023, and are open for operations.
It will be very rare to be discharged from Hopewell House. Most residents will be able to relax and receive care through the end of their life. Criteria for admission is to be under the care of a visiting hospice and in the final days/weeks of life. Residents who are disruptive to others or a wandering risk are excluded because Hopewell House is not a locked facility.
Referrals come from hospitals, home hospice providers, nursing homes and other care settings. Two common examples: 1) A hospitalized hospice patient who lives alone or in an unsafe environment; 2) A hospice patient at home whose family can no longer keep them comfortable or do their care. Hospital discharge planners and hospice nurses and social workers who anticipate a caregiver crisis often recommend Hopewell House. In addition to accepting referrals, Hopewell House will have customized agreements with some of the major hospital systems in the area that will help us meet emergent needs more quickly.
The average length of stay will be 14 days, with a median length of stay of approximately 10 days.
Yes. Private pay arrangements will be worked out on a case-by-case basis with income considerations.
You may call us at (503) 894-7560, and be connected with resources and staff to assist you in determining whether Hopewell House is right for your needs.
We help people live well while dying.
To provide the most compassionate and innovative care to those at the end of life, in a home-like setting. To shape and share what it means to "live well in the presence of death".
Individuals and organizations from Portland and throughout the United States united to save Hopewell House and reopen its doors to those who do not have access to a comforting home environment in their final days.
Nestled in the hills of the Southwest Portland neighborhood of Hillsdale, Hopewell House served the community for 30 years prior to its closure in the fall of 2019. Hopewell House has helped thousands of individuals and their loved ones navigate with grace one of the most profound times in their lives: death and dying.
Friends of Hopewell House will reopen the home in early 2023 as the region’s only residential hospice facility.
We have purchased the property, begun hiring permanent staff, and are currently remodeling the facility for residents.
To stay on track, we must complete our $5 million campaign.
Significant progress has been made as more than 1,200 people and organizations have rallied behind this mission. We are full of gratitude for the countless hours, resources, and funds donated to make this endeavor possible.
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We are so grateful for our team of volunteers who are busily preparing the grounds, training for resident support, crafting quilts and comfort items, and keeping the house clean and functioning for admin staff and construction!
Due to the immense community support for Hopewell, we have been inundated with volunteer requests! Take note on our volunteer page of current needs. Our resident support volunteer team is fully staffed for opening, but we are looking for specific offerings in alternative therapies, bilingual and bicultural volunteers, and crafters.
Our small-but-mighty staff team is working hard to build a sustainable, equitable, caring organizational structure for Hopewell. We're creating policies, fulfilling licensure requirements, building resident management software, and creating behind-the-scenes processes so that everything runs smoothly once we are supporting residents.
A pioneer in end-of-life care, Joan was instrumental in bringing the British model of inpatient hospice care to the U.S. She also helped craft Oregon’s state policies around hospice care. “I had worked in an inpatient hospice facility in England and learned not everyone can be home or wants to be home,” she says. “I was interested in the problems and solutions for people dying.”
We believe that over the past 30 years, Hopewell House has become a rooted and necessary part of our community. Hopewell House has been a place of caring and love for them and their families and we need your support.
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Our goal is to provide excellent, compassionate end-of-life care in a home-like setting that is inclusive of all. Cultural humility and respect are our core values and we strive to learn from one another and reduce disparities in access to hospice services.
Friends of Hopewell House and its collaborators offer programs and care for a diverse population from all generations that is inclusive of all colors, ethnicities, disability, spiritual traditions, sexual orientation, gender, and financial means.
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Living Well in The Presence of Death