Lane County’s First Hospice House to Open in 2016
With the recent purchase of property at 4010 County Farm Road in Eugene, CHS will move forward with plans to build the long-awaited hospice house. The property consists of a 4.79-acre parcel that includes walking paths, landscaping, and a pond. Construction on the 12-bedroom house, designed to look and feel like a family home, is expected to start mid-2015. “For the past eight years, our organization has explored how to build a hospice house that provides a beautiful, peaceful place where people can spend their final days,” said Cheryl Boyum.
Through Festival of Trees, we’ve raised $4 million for the Pete Moore Hospice House project. It is unusual for a community of Eugene/Springfield’s size not to have a hospice house. In 2006, members of the Lane County Medical Society asked Cascade to pursue opening a house. Cheryl shares that “a hospice house is an important option for end-of-life care. When people need a higher level of care or when their family can no longer care for them at home, a hospice house provides a home away from home that offers compassionate care and support in a quiet, respectful environment.”