An important new patient and family resource is now under construction in Pasco County, Florida. The Gulfside Center for Hospice Care Facility in New Port Richey is specifically designed to provide a safe, compassionate hospice care environment where patients can receive expert round-the-clock care. The facility is equipped to provide interdisciplinary care for even the most complex needs, including clinical care for acute pain control and symptom management, and accommodations for specialized needs such as ventilator patients. The center also serves family members, providing meaningful support through their loved one’s end-of-life journey. Gulfside Hospice will provide 24 private patient rooms, all equipped to handle the needs of critically complex patients in a home-like setting.
The entire facility is designed to be calm and welcoming, from the covered entrance to its comfortable interiors and ample gardens. Aesthetically, the interior design follows a coastal modern residential aesthetic, with a space plan that leverages the expertise of Gulfside’s care team. Careful space planning helps leverage the expertise of Gulfside’s board-certified palliative care doctors, registered respiratory therapists, APRNs, RNs, licensed counselors, chaplains, CNAs, and volunteers.
The Main Hospice Care Center is a 25,400 SF inpatient facility with two patient wings. The building’s main entrance houses a generous guest and family entry area. A floor-to-ceiling waterfall serves as a welcoming centerpiece, with a reflection room and meeting room nearby.
The center core area is designed to meet the needs of Gulfside’s professional caregivers. Access is gained to this area from charting areas in each wing and includes offices, a clean workroom, and a control desk.
Two care wings each provide 12 family-friendly patient rooms. Each wing includes a kitchenette, family area, nurse station, work area, and restrooms. Each wing leads to an outside garden area with a covered pavilion featuring benches and trelliswork. The back of each wing includes a mechanical room able to support oxygen service along with a dedicated arrival/departure area.
Located on a side street in New Port Richey, Florida, the 3.4-acre site provides space for a Memory Garden complete with a walking path, benches, a covered pavilion with a fountain. The site design also includes a pond with a water feature, a lookout area, and a pergola. The entire campus will be landscaped with Florida-native foliage to maintain the coastal feel, and each patient room looks out onto a garden area.