We provide a home that is full of compassion, companionship, peace and dignity where individuals can spend their final stage of life. Our goal is to provide hospitality to people at the end of life who have no loved ones or home.
We believe every dying individual should have as much relief from pain as possible.
We believe no one should have to die alone or lonely.
We believe a loving home enables death to be a part of a personal story rather than a medical event.
We believe dignity and comfort are an important part of the end of life.
Hildegard House provides a home, quality end-of-life care and access to hospice services for people during the last three months of life. We are family to those who have no loved ones to care for them during this sacred time.
Hildegard House provides short-term, end-of- life care to adults of all ages. We serve people of all faiths and those of no faith. Each residnet has a hospice team. We fill a critical gap in care without duplicating services.
We are a resource for the entire community. Our services are free as a charitable organization with a mission of compassion and hospitality.
We receive referrals directly from individuals, family members, hospice staff, doctors and hospitals.
To live at Hildegard House, an individual must accept hospice servies.
We are, with the help of our community and our volunteers, the only place of emotional, spiritual, and social support for a dying person who otherwise has no home or loved ones to care for them. The services at Hildegard House are designed to help support the quality of living throughout the dying process. We believe every moment matters and strive to provide a home setting with comfort and support while respecting the dignity of every resident.
Karen Cassidy, Executive Director
How You Can Help
The heart of Hildegard House is volunteers. We need lots of them, and with a wide range of skill sets. Whether you are a musician, a good cook or a person who can give true companionship, please contact us. If you think you might wish to help but do not know how to engage, please contact us. Your talent and time are precious to you and to us and they will go to serve a wonderful purpose.
A special group of volunteers are the Compassionate Companions. They commit to a 5 hour shift per week and become a community of caregivers and companions for the residents. If you are interested in our next Compassionate Companion training program, please complete the volunteer form.
For More Information, Contact:
Jana McNally, Volunteer Coordinator
114 Adams Street
Louisville, KY 40206
Hildegard of Bingen, a medieval German Benedictine mystic, is the patroness of Hildegard House. She practiced hospitality, and coined the word “Viriditas”, the Divine energy, the greening power of God. She believed all life carries Divine energy. Assisting a dying person to experience a home, extended family, death with dignity and the Divine energy during the dying process is a supreme act of hospitality.