Hospice Presentation from Faith Presbyterian Hospice on Vimeo.

Construction almost is complete on a $43-million residential and inpatient hospice care center in Preston Hollow.

Slated to open its doors in February, Faith Presbyterian’s T. Boone Pickens Hospice and Palliative Care Center will provide end-of-life care to patients with terminal illness and transitional care to patients undergoing treatment.

The Presbyterian Communities and Services Foundation appointed Jannetta Lingle, a registered nurse with extensive experience in hospice care, as the director of clinical operations.

The 9-acre property at Merit Drive and Churchill Way will be the largest hospice care facility in Dallas.

“There were needs that weren’t being met,” Lingle says of why the facility benefits the community. “Many patients were electing to go outside of their community for the care they needed.”

Lingle says financial assistance will be available to those in need, including patients who are uninsured or under-insured.

“We have the foundation that supports us that allows us to take on non-funded patients to continue that work and mission,” she says.

The 53,388-square-foot center will be composed of two inpatient care centers, an outdoor reflection center, a resource and education center, and a child and family bereavement center.

The resource and education center provides space for Faith Presbyterian to conduct  classes for doctors and family members alike, Lingle says, and the bereavement center will offer classes, support groups, or one-on-one therapy sessions for up to a year after a loved one has died.

“They can certainly reach out to what level they’re comfortable” she says.

The care center was funded by donations and will serve as many as 1,200 families per year.

Because grief and loss are often prevalent during the holiday season, Faith Presbyterian also is hosting a Winter’s Night Memorial Service at the care center’s chapel on Dec. 15 from 6:30-8:30 p.m. The nondenominational service is open to the public, and the women’s a capella choir Mosaic Song is set to perform.

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