Inpatient Hospice Care Center in Dallas, Texas
A new standard for the nation. Now Open.
The T. Boone Pickens Hospice and Palliative Care Center
Most hospice care in America takes place in the home. But in-home hospice is not always the right answer. For some, around-the-clock nursing care is needed, or pain management is too complicated. For others, the memory of a loved one passing in the home can be too much to endure. Are nursing homes and hospitals the only options to spend one’s last precious hours on earth?
A better option is the residential and inpatient hospice center. You’ll find such centers in Fort Worth, Austin, Houston and many other Texas communities. Dallas is the only city of our size nationwide without one. Until now.
The first independent, residential hospice care center in Dallas.
With the leading support of legendary donors T. Boone Pickens, the Harold Simmons Foundation, the Hamon Charitable Foundation, Donald and Charlotte Test, and numerous other generous donors, Presbyterian Communities and Services is redefining hospice care in Dallas. Spanning a 9-acre campus at Merit Drive and Churchill Way in north Dallas, the new Pickens Center will include five unique centers of excellence.
Watch a virtual flyover of the new center.
Spacious, private care suites for those in need – terminally ill adults and seniors. Each suite will have a bed-accessible patio or balcony overlooking serene gardens and a community lake. There will be private sleeping and dressing accommodations for families as well as a children’s play space, teen entertainment area, exercise room, family dining and business center.
A tranquil retreat featuring a 5-acre lake, fountain, meditation and memory gardens, lighted walking trail and a 200-seat amphitheater for events, educational programs and memorial services. These beautiful, safe outdoor spaces, proven to evoke a sense of calm and reduce stress, will also be open to the greater community.
This is where our growing partnerships with universities, hospitals and healthcare systems will continue to transform end-of-life care. It will be the ultimate site for in-classroom and hands-on experiences, providing the area’s most comprehensive resources for training and education on palliative care and grief support for both professionals and the public.
A source of around-the-clock, personal support for patients, families and caregiving staff of all faiths, as well as a place for worship, celebrations of life and memorial services.
To be completed in Phase III construction, this is where social workers, counselors, music therapists and art therapists will encourage healthy emotional growth, and bring unique comfort to children who have lost a sibling, parent or grandparent.