Franciscan Hospice House

Franciscan Hospice House
2901 Bridgeport Way West
University Place, WA 98466-4631
Phone: 253-534-7000
Toll free: 800-338-8305

Hospice House Franciscan Hospice House is home to the only dedicated inpatient hospice program in the South Puget Sound region of Washington State, providing home-like comforts, 24-hour nursing care and peace of mind for individuals with a serious illness. Located in University Place near Tacoma, Hospice House is a unique and caring facility designed for patients with difficult to treat symptoms.

Distinguishing features of Franciscan Hospice House include:

  • 20 large and private patient rooms
  • hide-a-beds in all rooms to accommodate relatives and loved ones who choose to stay overnight
  • a large family room for gatherings, discussions and relaxing
  • 24-hour nursing care and daily visits by a physician certified in hospice care and palliative medicine
  • comfort therapies – massage therapy, music therapy, art therapy, aromatherapy – to enhance the patient’s quality of life
  • a chapel for meditation or prayer for people of all faiths
  • garden areas with walkways and a meditative setting for patients and their loved ones

We take a unique approach to inpatient hospice care by:

  • assisting hospice patients who require a higher level of medical service than can be provided at home by family and/or friends
  • allowing family and patient to transition between care venues, such as between hospital and home
  • allowing family members to enjoy extended stays with their loved ones and encouraging them to participate in patient care by helping prepare some meals and doing laundry on-site

To start hospice and palliative care services, call 866-969-7028.
For general information, call 800-338-8305.