“When medical science can no longer add more days to life, hospice adds more life to every day”
What is the Flo & Phil Jones Hospice House at St. Bernards?
The Flo and Phil Jones Hospice House is the first and only residential care facility for hospice patients in Northeast Arkansas. It is part of the continuum of care provided by St. Bernards Healthcare and is operated by St. Bernards Hospice which offers home based as well as residential hospice care.
St. Bernards Healthcare, a not-for profit healthcare provider, has served the region for over a century. St. Bernards Hospice has provided hospice services for patients and their families in their homes since 1989.
When medical science can no longer add more days to life, hospice adds more life to every day.
Why a Hospice House?
When hospice patients no longer are able to remain in their own homes, the Flo and Phil Jones Hospice House at St. Bernards offers an alternative to home-based hospice care.
Located at 1148 East Matthews Avenue in Jonesboro, the 19,000-square-foot facility contains 20 private units with nurses’ units adjacent to patient room groupings and common areas such as a chapel, family room, dining room and kitchen.
The house is named in memory of Flo and Phil Jones because of their many years of dedicated service to hospice care and other service in the local healthcare community.
The Flo and Phil Jones Hospice House at St. Bernards Offers Individualized Care
Three types of care offered at The Hospice House:
When you just need a break
Should a caregiver need a short time of rest or relief, a client may be admitted to The Hospice House for what is known as respite care. A client may be admitted for up to five days during a respite stay.
General Inpatient Care
When you need an alternative to the hospital
Sometimes clients need to come to The Hospice House when they require procedures or treatments necessary for pain and symptom management. The Hospice House is available when extra support is needed in the final weeks of life or as symptoms become too complex to manage within the home. General inpatient care is also used to provide education for families about how to provide care to their loved one. Once stabilized, the client may return home or the hospice staff will assist in placing the person in an alternate setting such as a nursing home or assisted living facility.
When you need a “home away from home”
Residential care at The Hospice House can be an alternative for patients with an elderly or frail caregiver or patients living alone with no primary caregiver. Clients choosing to live at The Hospice House pay a standard daily room and board charge. This covers 24-hour nursing care and all amenities.
Patients who qualify are enrolled in the services of St. Bernards Hospice. These are patients who have been diagnosed with a life-limiting illness, exhausted curative treatment with a prognosis of approximately six months.
Transfer from Other Hospice Programs
Patients of other Hospice programs or organizations can become patients of The Hospice House and St. Bernards Hospice, including those outside of our immediate service area.
Admission is based on availability of rooms and prioritized by corresponding patient need. Admission criteria are utilized to review each case individually and objectively.
Cost of Room and Board
Medicare, Medicaid and some private insurance companies reimburse for hospice services. However, there is a charge for room and board for patients choosing to receive routine home care at The Hospice House. A sliding scale based on a client’s ability to pay is applied, when necessary.
About Flo and Phil Jones
The formal launching and development of St. Bernards Hospice was the result of an intense effort by Jonesboro’s Flo Jones, with the support of her husband Phil. She worked in and studied the hospice movement and visited St. Christopher’s Hospice in London. She continually made the case for hospice care in our community and throughout the world. Flo Jones cared deeply about helping people preserve their dignity as they approached their final days of life.
St. Bernards became the sponsor of hospice care in 1989 with the encouragement of Flo and Phil and the community. The Hospice House is a lasting memorial to this amazing couple who dedicated their lives to the service of others.
Flo and Phil Jones Hospice House at St. Bernards
1148 East Matthews Avenue
Jonesboro, AR 72401
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Hospice is provided as a nonprofit service of St. Bernards Healthcare and is supported through the St. Bernards Development Foundation. St. Bernards Hospice depends upon the generosity of donors. To make a donation or leave a lasting legacy, please contact: