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. Located adjacent to Barnes-Jewish West County Hospital, Evelyn’s House is a reflection of our ongoing commitment to the community.
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 18,000 square foot ranch-style hospice house offers warm, comfortable surroundings where hospice patients can receive specialized care that involves family members and caregivers. The compassionate, interdisciplinary 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.
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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
- Leading-edge communication and safety
- Natural, comfortable surroundings
PLEASE NOTE: For the protection of our patients and team members during the Coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak, we are putting special restrictions in place for visitors at this time. These guidelines can change at any time. We welcome family and friends who play an important part in the health care of their loved ones. We will strive to balance the support of visitors with the rest patients need and the quality care we need to give to them. We appreciate your understanding.
- Only two visitors at a time per patient are permitted in the patient room. Two additional visitors may use the outside patio with masking and social distancing requirements still in effect. Outside visitation will end at dusk for visitor safety.
- No visitors under the age of 16 are permitted in the patient room.
- Visitors must use the intercom to gain entry. All visitors will be screened for symptoms and have their temperature checked prior to entry. Visitors with a temperature of 100°F or higher, or exhibiting symptoms, will not be permitted to enter.
- All visitors must wear a mask at all times. Masks will be provided if needed.
- Visitors are asked to remain in their loved one’s room during visitation and may use the bathroom in the room. All common areas are currently closed to reduce the risk of infection. Please bring your meals, snacks, drinks, medications, and any change of clothing needed. Restaurant delivery is permitted.
- No entry is permitted between the hours of 10pm and 8am. Visitors already onsite are able to spend the night. Visitors may leave the building at any time.
- Visitors must follow hand hygiene protocols and any precautions that may be patient specific.
- Other options for visiting are by electronic means of Zoom or Facetime, if applicable.
- Smoking is not permitted in the facility or on the grounds.
- Additional limitations may be necessary depending on patient need or updated BJC recommendations.
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.
1000 North Mason Road Creve Coeur, Missouri 63141 314.996.8100
Songs Inspired By Evelyn's House
Listen to "Love In This Home" composed and performed by A. Cole, K. Funk and C. Tyburczy, BJC Hospice
Listen to "Celebrate Me Home" sung by Alison J. T. Cole, MT-BC, NMT/F Music Therapist, BJC Hospice
Patrick White, MD, HMDC, FACP, FAAHPM, BJC Hospice chief medical officer, leads Evelyn's House. “Evelyn's 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.
Learn more about the story of Evelyn’s House here >>
Marking a year of comforting care >>
What our families say about us:
"Thank you to all who care for our mother in her last days at Evelyn's House. Your kindness and professionalism was a source of comfort to us all." "Thank you BJC Hospice and Evelyn's House for your guidance, information, and support you gave to our family during our time of need for my father. We just couldn't have done it without you. Evelyn's House is the most caring, understanding group of professionals I have ever seen in the medical field. You don't even feel like you're in a medical facility. Beautifully decorated from the entrance throughout. Staff greeting you at the door and taking us on a tour, and most importantly caring for my father like I would do myself if I could. I was overwhelmed by the love shown to my father. I cannot say enough nice things about this home. I am very touched by their level of generosity, and love that goes into every patient and family member, and friend who enter. Thank you from the bottom of my heart. I will never forget my experience there, and how you treated my father with such care and respect. May you continue for many years in the future helping others as you helped us."