To provide a home for end-of-life care for the community, by the community, where every life matters to the very last breath and no one dies alone
The Open Arms House will expand public knowledge about end-of-life care choices through a community-supported charitable residence that facilitates end-of-life care with dignity, peace and comfort for hospice patients and their loved ones.The home will provide educational opportunities for health care professionals, the faith community, families of residents and volunteers with the hope that the natural dying process can be understood and accepted
What THE OPEN ARMS HOUSE offers
24 Hour Caregivers
We provide 24 hour caregivers, who have undergone stringent background checks and hours of diligent training to meet Residential Care Facility requirements
The Open Arms House provides an array of volunteers for companionship and support so your loved one feels right at home
6 Private Rooms
Our newly renovated home offers six large, private rooms, that are furnished with brand new, fully electric beds and mattresses to offer comfort and safety for your loved one
As the first of its kind in the Central Valley, The Open Arms House is uniquely licensed for six (6) hospice residents as a Residential Care Facility for the Elderly (RCFE)
How You Can Help
Join us in a way that is meaningful to you. Every gift of time, talent, and expertise impacts our guests and their loved ones.
Friendly Assistant, Scrapbook Assistant, Activities Assistant, Pet Therapy, 11th Hour Volunteer, NODA (No One Dies Alone) Volunteer
Open Arms House SERVICES
6 Private Bedrooms In A Peaceful Home Setting
Education and support for residents and their families during their journey
Exceptional Staff to Resident Ratio
24 Hour Supervision & Personal Care
Meal Preparation, Feeding
Comfort Care, Symptom Management
Collaboration with your medical hospice and home health provider
My family and I will never be able to thank you enough for the loving care that was given to our loved one in your beautiful home. We could never have imagined a place where every little detail was recognized and attended to. It felt like each employee had been handpicked because they were all the perfect people to care for someone you love. Not only did you care for our loved one but our whole family was welcomed with “Open Arms “.You gave us a wonderful gift which we will cherish forever.
I’ve probably written this note a hundred times in my head, but it never seems to convey the deep gratitude I feel towards all of you. Your knowledge and confidence helped me keep my sanity and understand the process of dying. The love and compassion from all of you made me feel like I was not alone and had a family to share this with. My mom’s exit was exactly what I had hoped for and she was as comfortable and pain free as possible. I can’t thank you enough for that. You are earth angels.
Mick Loeffler, First TOAH Resident
In the words of sister, Linda Huerta: “The Open Arms House was a blessing and answer to prayers for Mick and our family. We know he was thankful to be here and appreciated the kind and respectful care given to him from the time of our arrival throughout his stay and final, peaceful passing.
We pray that Open Arms House may continue to be a blessing to all who pass through their doors for many years to come.
May God bless your work and your mission.”
Mary “Squeakie” Akin
“My Mother’s stay at The Open Arms House was for 2 short months but in that time, we spent what felt like an eternity of love, laughter, tears, deep conversations, and sad goodbyes.
We owe a debt of gratitude and thankfulness to each of the Staff, Board of Directors and especially the Executive Director, Sabrina Jimenez. Mom received from each of them, respect, love, safety, care, understanding, patience and the ability to die with her dignity intact.
Our journey of fighting cancer was not long, but it was shocking for what it took from us. Our greatest need was to have someone take over as a caregiver for our mother, to give respite not only to our Mom but to ourselves. The day we entered The Open Arms was the day we knew we were doing the right thing! I pray that everyone, when it is their time, finds their end of the journey at The Open Arms. My mother found happiness again while at Open Arms and I know anyone who chooses to go there will feel the same as my Mom.”
My family and I will never be able to thank you enough for the loving care that was given to our loved one in your beautiful home. We could never have imagined a place where every little detail was recognized and attended to. It felt like each employee had been handpicked because they were all the perfect people to care for someone you love. Not only did you care for our loved one but our whole family was welcomed with “Open Arms “.
You gave us a wonderful gift which we will cherish forever.
As I was writing I was thinking about a quote from Maya Angelou
I’ve learned that
“People will forget what you said,
People will forget what you did,
But, people will never forget the way you made them feel”
From the minute we entered the Ruth Woods Open Arms House we felt loved.
Raymond Dale White
Thank you again for everything. I know I made a good decision in placing my beloved father in your care. I’m glad his last days were in a peaceful quiet place.