Kate McEnerney | January 10, 2020
If you’ve been around the Villa St. Francis campus over the past few months, you’ve likely noticed a hard hat or two among the scrubs and smiling faces. From the new roof to the bathroom renovations, the support of our community has enabled us to make a wide variety of updates to our Olathe campus, helping to make Villa residents’ home more beautiful, more comfortable, and more supportive of social gatherings and family visits. But the work going on at the end of our rehabilitation neighborhood is far more than a facelift.
Last September, we began construction on the new hospice wing at Villa St. Francis. The wing includes four private resident suites, a conference room for meetings between staff and families, a kitchen, a chapel, and a private entrance and lobby for families to come and go as they please without passing through the hustle and bustle of the Villa St. Francis long term care, short term rehab, and skilled memory care community. As part of the pro-life mission of the Archdiocese of Kansas City in Kansas, Villa St. Francis is dedicated to providing a reverent, loving environment for end-of-life care. The hospice wing, located at the end of our existing 800 Neighborhood, will allow us to live out our mission even more fully, serving Villa St. Francis residents with the same level of compassion, excellence, and dignity by enhancing that loving environment.
Construction of the new hospice wing is expected to be complete early this spring. A big thank you to Barb and Greg Trum, and to all others whose generosity and initiative have made this project possible!