Prairie Home Hospice is in the process of acquiring Fieldcrest Assisted living, after a lot of consideration we looked at a four questions of….
- Is this opportunity consistent with our mission of serving the community through the delivery of exceptional services and compassionate care, as a trusted leader in home care and hospice services in the community?
- Does this opportunity meet a need in the community?
- Does this make good sense from a fiscal point of view?
- Does the Board of Directors and Management Team support this effort whole heartedly, and are we confident that we will have the staff and volunteer resources we’ll need to support this facility?
We felt like the answer to all the questions above were “Yes”. As a non-profit organization established to serve the community of Lyon County and the surrounding area, Fieldcrest is a good fit in terms of our mission to deliver exceptional services and compassionate care as a trusted leader in home care and hospice services in the area And with that we went forward with the acquisition.
Fieldcrest offers a unique opportunity for us. As a licensed Home Care and Hospice provider, it will allow us to provide a broad range of residential services for seniors. It will allow us to offer services to fit people’s needs and allows people more opportunity to stay where they are, as their needs change. Residents may move in seeking only basic services like housekeeping, meals, etc., but over time their needs may increase to a higher level of services and care, which might even include hospice, should that become a need at some point
While the focus for Fieldcrest will be providing assisted living services, We can also provide hospice care to residents who may need that level of care. Fieldcrest will not be another hospice house. But under our hospice license, we can provide hospice to patients wherever they call home, including assisted living facilities. That allows us to provide hospice care at Fieldcrest to as many residents as may need hospice care. This will provide another option for families who seek residential hospice services, when we don’t have rooms available at our hospice houses, where there is consistently a waiting list. Families will have an option to establish residence at Fieldcrest, where our staff will provide for their assisted living needs. That same staff will also provide hospice care, for residents who may have that level of need. A resident who needs hospice may establish residence with their spouse at Fieldcrest, which would allow them to avoid separation. It may also help avoid nursing home placement, where costs are generally higher and staffing levels are generally lower. We think this will be an attractive option for families.
We will work with current Fieldcrest owners throughout the transition and plans to begin operating under the Prairie Home Hospice & Community Care licensing March 1, 2020.