Evelyn’s House provides a holistic approach to the emotional, spiritual and physical care of terminally ill patients of all ages, offering therapies for complex symptoms or respite in a home-like setting.
With 16 spacious suites, families can enjoy time together in comfort and privacy. This beautiful hospice home also offers inviting family gathering spaces, kitchen and dining rooms to share home-cooked meals and comfortable spaces for loved ones to sleep.
The compassionate,inter-disciplinary BJC team members provide personalized end-of-life care for both adult and pediatric patients through symptom management for patients and respite for their caregivers – making every moment count.
For more than three decades, BJC Hospice caregivers have helped patients navigate life’s journey with dignity and compassion. We design care plans that are centered on each patient’s individual needs, while providing guidance and support to their families.
Located adjacent to Barnes-Jewish West County Hospital, Evelyn’s Houseis a reflection of our ongoing commitment to the community.
The 18,000 square foot ranch-style hospice house offers warm, comfortable surroundings where hospice patients can receive specialized care that involve family members and caregivers.
Specialized on-site staff include:
- Medical director
- Nurse practitioner
- Registered nurses
- Social worker
- Spiritual counselor
- Music therapist
- Expressive therapist
- Sixteen private suites for adults, teens and children
- Walkout patio off every suite
- Family gathering spaces with overnight accommodations
- Dedicated music and expressive therapy rooms
- Family kitchen and cafe
- Meditation room and garden
- Ability playhouse for special-needs children
- Kids and teen activity room
Evelyn's House emphasizes:
- Hospice-specialized care team
- Visiting hours 24 hours a day, seven days a week
- Leading-edge communication and safety
- Natural, comfortable surroundings
Referrals are made by your physician to manage common symptoms including pain, shortness of breath, nausea/vomiting, agitation, medication management or respite for caregiver relief.
Hospice care recognizes, celebrates and respects the unique life journey of each patient. Hospice helps families make every moment count by focusing on the spiritual and emotional care of patients, as well as physical comfort.
Barbara Westland Director of BJC Hospice
Patrick White, MD, the chief medical officer for BJC Hospice, leads the hospice house. “Hospice House offers our patients exceptional quality medical care in a peaceful, home-like setting designed specifically to enhance dignity and support patients and families,” he says. “We are so grateful to our donors and for the thousands of hours of hard work by our staff, volunteers, and community partners, who have made this dream a reality in the St. Louis community. We are proud to be able to offer patients with serious medical illness personalized medical care delivered from a highly trained and compassionate interdisciplinary team.”
“The St. Louis community’s generosity and commitment to compassionate end-of-life care helps us more fully embrace patients and families during a difficult time,” Dr. White says. “Our community will be better for having a hospice house.”
Evelyn’s House is named in honor of Evelyn Newman, a prominent St. Louis community leader and philanthropist, who passed away in 2015. Her generous spirit inspired her family to make a special gift that, together with other thoughtful donor gifts, have given hospice care a warm, welcoming home.