Partners Hope Foundation is leading the effort to create Western Montana’s only center for end-of-life care. We are collaborating with Partners In Home Care and our healthcare community to provide state-of-the-art, whole-person hospice care, education and support services for the entire community.
“We envision a center that is welcoming to everyone in our Western Montana community. We envision a center where people of all ages can come to learn about the sacred and mysterious process of death and dying; a place where people can come to talk about hard things in a safe, supportive and caring atmosphere;
a center where people can talk about end-of-life options and plans away from the constraints of a doctor’s office well before their own end-of-life journey; a center to talk about funerals, burial and cremation;
a center where people can receive grief support and counseling after their loved one dies; a center where we can have classes and talks about all of these things and more.
This isn’t just a hospice center. It is an end-of-life and learning center.”
— Nancy LeBuhn Pickhardt, RN/BSN, founding board member
Provide state-of-the-art hospice care — inpatient, residential and respite — for Western Montana.
Create a place where the community gathers for end-of-life education and support.
Build a center for all, where the care and compassion provided values the final stage of life.
Over the past five years, members of the Partners Hope Foundation board engaged local healthcare providers, hospice and palliative care professionals with the goal of understanding the community’s needs. Additional findings from the Weatherbee operational feasibility study and Curt Miner and Associates’ positioning study strongly support our vision to create and sustain a center for end-of-life care for Western Montana. A center where:
dying individuals and their families can receive state-of-the-art holistic care
everyone is welcome regardless of income level or social status
grief counseling, education and other support services are provided
community collaboration is fundamental