The Carpenter House is your resource for comfort and end-of-life care and symptom management, along with respite care, to relieve primary caregivers. It is a place of peace and comfort care for those facing terminal illnesses who need around-the-clock attention.
As a home-like inpatient hospice facility, The Carpenter House is more than hospice—it is warm and comforting environment featuring a family room and family dining room, onsite chaplain and bereavement counselor to make patients and their families feel safe and at ease.
At The Carpenter House, families can find peace as they plan for and face the challenges ahead. See below for virtual tours of our facilities.
- General medical care and support
- Hospice family care and social services
- Physician visits
- Home-like atmosphere:
- Kitchen and snack bar
- Shower, bathroom facilities for family members
- Play areas for children
- Library and computer access
- Chapels, complete with our hospice chaplain, and/or areas for worship and meditation for patients and family members
- Bereavement professionals and hospice-trained volunteers
Your facility is beautiful and warm — a wonderful welcoming atmosphere for grieving families. I was always made to feel welcome and not in anyone’s way.
– Patient Family Member
Families and patients facing uncontrolled symptoms of terminal illness can rest easier knowing that they’re supported by around-the-clock, compassionate care. At The Carpenter House, our 24-hour team helps patients seamlessly manage symptoms that are sometimes not managed well in the home. We’re here to provide the day-to-day comfort care that gives patients, and families, peace of mind during times of crisis — and we’re right by your side during times of emergency.
During the holidays, families come together both at home and far away. If your loved one is not able to travel, it can become difficult keep up with busy schedules. The Carpenter House is able to care for your loved ones in a warm, home-like environment. Respite care is a short-term inpatient care only when necessary to relieve family members or primary caregivers. Respite care may include up to a five-day inpatient stay, depending on the family and patient’s needs.
St. Joseph Hospice provides respite care through The Carpenter House in four locations: Baton Rouge, Lafayette, New Orleans and Gulfport, Mississippi. Your loved one will receive the same comfort care and symptom management that they would through home hospice. For more information on how St. Joseph Hospice and The Carpenter House can care for your loved one during the holidays and every day, click here.