What Is Hospice?
Hospice is specialized care for patients with terminal illness, focused on comfort and quality of life. Hospice provides patients and their families with clinical care and support to manage pain and symptoms management in their homes or home-like environments.
Frequently Asked Questions
These FAQ’s are to help you and your loved one better understand the mission of the Open Arms House
How do I get my loved one into The Open Arms House?
Our residents must already be under the care of a hospice agency that services the Visalia area. Ask your hospice nurse or representative to contact us, or give us a call yourself at, 559.713.6542
What is the cost?
The Open Arms House does not receive Medicare, Medi-Cal or other third party insurance reimbursements. Our income comes from payments by residents, their families, and community donations. We depend on residents and family members to help cover the costs of care, to the best of their ability. Financial arrangements are finalized with our staff at the time a resident room is offered, and these discussions are confidential.
If I have no medical experience, can I still volunteer?
The Open Arms House welcomes everyone who has a desire to volunteer. There is an application process and required training for every volunteer
Can I come tour the house?
We welcome and invite everyone to contact us to set us a tour of The Open Arms House. Call or email us to set up your own private tour today!
How many residents can be in the home at one time?
We have six (6) beautifully renovated, private resident rooms available
How can I contribute?
As a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, The Open Arms House depends on the generous contributions of the community partnering with us to provide care to friends and family. Contributions can be made one of the four ways below:
- PayPal on the website: OpenArmsHouse.org
By Phone: 559-713-6542
In-person at: 3234 W. Iris Avenue, Visalia, CA
To provide a home for end-of-life care where every life matters to the very last breath and no one dies alone.