The Carpenter House

 The Carpenter House is your resource for comfort and end-of-life care and symptom management, along with respite care to relieve primary caregivers. 

The Carpenter House is a place of peace and comfort care for those facing terminal illnesses. Inside these welcoming inpatient hospice houses located in Baton Rouge, New Orleans, Lafayette and Gulfport, Miss., patients receive around-the-clock attention and amenities that make them feel safe and at ease, letting them quickly become part of a community that makes them feel right at home. Featuring our kind and caring hospice chaplain, The Carpenter House is more than just a hospice facility--it’s a place where families and patients can find peace as they plan for and face the challenges ahead. See below for virtual tours of our facilities.

Sometimes there was no reason to use words; your presence emoted compassion and empathy, what we would like to believe was Christ-like. You loved and cared for our brother while we couldn't.

—Family member 

As part of The Carpenter Health Network’s continuum of care, The Carpenter House provides specialized comfort care and hospice services according to each individual's unique needs. Our staff and services offer the confidence of a hospital and the comforts of home in times of crisis for those facing end of life. We offer the following services and amenities:

  • General medical care and support
  • Hospice family care
  • Social services
  • Physician visits
  • Home-like atmosphere: 
    • Kitchen and snack bar
    • Dining
    • 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

The comfort care team at The Carpenter House includes the following:

  • Physicians
  • Registered nurses
  • Certified nursing assistants
  • Medical social workers
  • Hospice chaplains
  • Bereavement professionals
  • 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.

—Family member 

Comfort Care & Hospice Services

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.

Respite Care

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

Virtual Tour

See below for a virtual tour of The Carpenter House locations.

Baton Rouge

New Orleans







Thank you for the loving care you gave my mother. She spent only 32 hours at The Carpenter House, but they were full of great tender care and love. Thanks for the support you gave me as well.

—Family member 

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