New $43M Hospice Facility Opens Up in Dallas Area

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After a long period of construction, the T. Boone Pickens Hospice and Palliative Care Center will partially open on Wednesday. Dallas News reports that the incredible new facility is “Dallas’ first free-standing inpatient hospice care center.” Located on Merit Drive, the building and surrounding land span 9.5 acres.

A video on their website shows a virtual flyover of the outside areas. The Outdoor Reflection Center can give visitors and patients a sense of calm with the manmade lake and lush green plants lining a relaxing trail with seating areas. There are glimpses of city life but none of the overwhelming elements.

Dallas News writes that North Texas donors funded the $43 million facility. The rooms are meant to feel homey and inviting for all members of the family with spacious areas, en suite bathrooms, and patios.

“Death is hard enough. Hospice is not a place, it’s a philosophy of care to help people at the end of their lives,” said Peter Lynch, executive director of the Presbyterian Communities and Services Foundation.

On the grounds, a traditional hospice and a “hospital hospice” will be available. The “hospital hospice” provides extra care for those who are going through hospice care at home but need more medical assistance than normal for a week or less.