Frequently Asked Questions

These FAQ’s are to help you and your loved one better understand the mission of the Open Arms House


What do I need to do after my loved one passes?

So many families are lost and don’t realize everything that needs to be done after a spouse or parent dies.  We have created this checklist for that purpose.
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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 up 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 decorated, 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:
    By Phone: 559-713-6542
    By Mail
    In-person at: 3234 W. Iris Avenue, Visalia, CA 93277

Our Mission

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.