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When those who need us are feeling overwhelmed and lost—both physically and emotionally—we ease the burden and provide an oasis of serenity that allows them to focus on what really matters.

Find hospital contacts, tips, encouragement and professional support here. Click below options to go directly to what you’re looking for.

Hospital Contacts

BAPTIST HEALTHCARE

Case Management Department
Palliative Care

Address: 125 Baptist Way, Pensacola, FL 32503

Phone: 850-434-4011

SACRED HEART HOSPITAL

Case Management Department Palliative Care

5151 N. 9th Avenue Pensacola, FL 32504

Phone: 850-416-7000

WEST FLORIDA HOSPITAL

Case Management Department Palliative Care/Hospice Care

Address: 8383 N. Davis Highway Pensacola, FL 32514

Phone: 850-494-3212

SELECT SPECIALTY HOSPITAL

Case Management

Address: 7000 Cobble Creek Road, Pensacola, FL 32504

Phone: 850-473-4800

Caregiving Resources

Caregiver Action Network (www.caregiveraction.org)

CAN is the nation’s leading family caregiver organization working to improve the quality of life for the more than 90 million Americans who care for loved ones with chronic conditions, disabilities, disease, or the frailties of old age.


Family Caregiver Alliance (www.caregiver.org)

FCA supports and sustains the important work of families nationwide caring for adult loved ones with chronic, disabling health conditions.


MoneyGeek Caregiving Guide (www.moneygeek.com)

This guide will help prepare you for managing the day-to-day activities for a parent, spouse, sibling, or adult child with a chronic condition who cannot care for him or herself.

Navigating the Healthcare System

National Transitions of Care Coalition (www.ntocc.org)

This guide helps individuals with transitions between a hospital stay and aftercare.

Agency for Healthcare Research Quality (www.ahrq.gov)

This guide includes tips and questions to ask doctors.

Spiritual & Emotional Guidance

As we are a faith-based facility, we do not promote any particular church or faith. ALL are welcome here. Should you request a particular pastoral counselor, we will be glad to suggest several from our area and even call them for you.

We welcome the privilege of placing your sick loved one on our prayer chain and literally sending that prayer out across the world to pray for them and your families.

 

Additional Resources

Communicating with a Child (wondersandworries.org)

If you need to talk to a child about a loved one’s illness or trauma, this website provides tips on how to do so clearly and thoughtfully.


Financial Assistance Programs
(www.familyhousews.org)

Find financial assistance resources for prescriptions and more with this helpful PDF.

Additional Resources

1. What is a Family House?

Family House is a term widely used to describe a place for family members to stay when a loved one is experiencing a healthcare crisis. When family members have to travel out of their county or state to be with their loved one, it can be difficult to find and sustain accommodations for a variety of reasons. We are here to ease the financial and mental burden for families by offering a home away from home in their time of need.

2. Who can stay at Martha’s Vineyard: The Family House?

Anyone in need of long or short-term housing can stay at the Family House that is over the age of 18 and has a family member in a local medical facility experiencing a medical crisis. Martha’s Vineyard books rooms based on referrals only, and on availability. Families must live greater than 30 miles from Pensacola, FL. 

4. How long can I stay?

The Family House is managed by a small team of passionate people, and space is limited. We operate on a first-come-first-serve basis and each patient’s stay is reviewed case-by-case. If space is available, we’ll work with you and your Case Manager to accommodate any special requests for short- or long-term stays.

5. How much does it cost?

We are donation-driven and ask for a $30 donation per night. However, we promise to never turn anyone away in need of lodging due to an inability to make a donation.

6. What defines a qualifying “medical crisis, hardship or emergency?”

A qualifying medical crisis or hardship may include, but is not limited to, trauma resulting in inpatient hospitalizations at any of the following units: Emergent Critical Care, Intensive Care, and Palliative or Hospice Care. Out-patient chemotherapy/infusion/radiation patients, as well as kidney transplant patients and care givers, are provided with an efficiency suite.

7. How many people can stay at The Family House?

Currently, we can sleep three adults in each of our five rooms in the main house. There are also two (2) one bedroom room efficiency apartments for our out-patient chemotherapy/infusion/radiation patients patients in our carriage house.

8. Are there any restrictions for guests?

At this time, house guests must be 18 and older and live greater than 30 miles from Pensacola to qualify as a house guest. We do not offer lodging for the homeless. If you are coming to stay as an out-patient chemotherapy/infusion/radiation patient or kidney transplant patient, please understand you MUST have a caregiver that can stay with you 24/7.

9. What is provided at the Family House?

Martha’s Vineyard Family House operates similarly to a bed-and-breakfast. We provide a well-stocked pantry and refrigerator space for groceries. Some toiletries may be provided, based on availability. The Family House also sits on an enclosed residential lot with a secluded back yard. Access to support services (such as worship service, counseling etc.) is available. If there’s something specific you need, please let us know and we’ll do our best to accommodate your requests.

10. What do I need to bring with me?

Depending on the length of your stay, your needs will vary. Guests are encouraged to bring essential items such as personal toiletries and hygiene products, clothing, transportation and any medications for the duration of your stay. Should you forget something, ask a staff member – we probably have what you need! 

11. How can I make a donation?

We accept all forms of donations, including monetary, wish-list items and donations of time via volunteering. If you’d like to get involved or donate money, click here for ways to get involved.

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