As the first of its kind in the Central Valley, The Open Arms House (TOAH) is a non-profit that is uniquely licensed for 6 hospice residents as a Residential Care Facility for Elderly (RCFE).
The Open Arms House offers a peaceful, homelike environment for terminally ill residents and provides end-of-life care that emphasizes compassion, independence, respect and dignity.
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.
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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.
We at The Open Arms House want you to be informed about the steps we are taking during the novel coronavirus pandemic. First, the health and well-being of your family members are and will remain, our top priority.
Second, we have implemented an aggressive response to care and protect residents and staff from COVID-19. Our leadership is in close, frequent contact with state and local public health departments and resources from the CDC to stay up to date on how to prevent and manage the spread of this illness.
These reinforced infection prevention and control measures have altered the normal operations at The Open Arms House. We are restricting all visitors except for those whose loved one is at the end of life. We are screening all employees and visitors at the entrance of the home for any symptoms that may be suspicious for COVID-19.
The facility is prompting staff and teaching our residents and their families, CDC endorsed handwashing and hand hygiene routines, proper respiratory etiquette and the importance of social (physical) distancing.
It’s important for us to minimize the impact of the current situation on our residents and we understand that connecting with family members is incredibly important to them. With patience, infection control, and kindness The Open Arms House will be a part of defeating COVID-19. Thank you for trusting us with the significant responsibility of keeping your family and loved ones safe.
What THE OPEN ARMS HOUSE offers
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
The Open Arms House can provide respite care for families who may need a break from care giving responsibilities.
For individuals requiring 24-hour care while recovering from surgery or a procedure such as heart, stroke, hip or knee replacement.
For hospice patients who meet our admission criteria.
Our focus is helping our residents live fully throughout their end of life journey, according to their personal goals and values.