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nd-of-life care is traditionally limited
to two options: hospice services
delivered in a clinical setting or in
a patient's home. However, those
environments both present challenges. Caregivers often feel out of place or even intrusive
in patients' homes, and medical settings are
frequently cold and clinical without enough
space for family and friends to gather, says
Adrienne Faulkner, founder and CEO of
design firm Faulkner Design Group (Dallas).
Faith Presbyterian Hospice, the hospice arm
of not-for-profit operator Presbyterian Communities and Services (Dallas), was part of
that status quo, providing trained staff to deliver hospice services in homes, hospitals, and
its skilled nursing communities around Dallas.
When demand for hospice care in the area
began to grow, driven by longer life expectancies and the aging baby boomer population,
Presbyterian Communities saw an opportunity to expand its offerings with something
new: Dallas' first standalone hospice care
center serving patients whose symptoms
are too difficult to care for at home or those
seeking an alternative location. "Hospice care
was not delivered in an environment created
to provide a meaningful end-of-life experience," says Tim Mallad, CEO of Presbyterian
Communities and Services. "Dallas needed a
forward-thinking and well-designed center to
serve the community."
In 2007, T. Boone Pickens, a business
magnate and financier who lives in Dallas,
made a significant donation to the project,
which kicked off a decades-long donor-driven
fundraising campaign to bring the idea to
fruition. Construction began in 2015, and the
T. Boone Pickens Hospice and Palliative Care
Center opened in Dallas in December 2016.
The 77,600-square-foot center houses 36
patient rooms with private bathrooms, a café,
spiritual center, and multiple family respite
areas. "It was designed to have the comforts
of home but still have all the healthcare functions necessary in a hospice care environment," says Faulkner, who served as principal
and director of design on the project.

DAVID TONNES, PANAVIZ

Outside in
The project team outlined five key service
areas for the T. Boone Pickens Hospice and
Palliative Care Center, including hospice,
education and resources, spiritual services,
child and bereavement counseling, and

Top and above: Keeping the various ages of visitors in mind, the design team
created respite areas that were age appropriate and soothing, including playrooms
(top) and a teen retreat (above). Opposite, top: A landscaped retaining wall
separates the private hospice building (on the left) from a public walking trail
around the lake. Opposite, bottom: All patient rooms have double doors that
open onto a balcony where patients' beds can be rolled out to enjoy the view and
fresh air. Previous pages: The hospice building features a single-loaded corridor
layout so that all 36 patient rooms have views of the 5-acre lake on the site.

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EFAmagazine.com
Editorial
Editorial Advisory Board
Show Talk
Bulletin
Welcome
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Now and then
Setting the stage
Close to home
Open house
All inclusive
Top 10 Remodel/ Renovation projects
Introduction
Product Innovation Awards winners
Product Innovation Gallery
Design Profiles
Q+A
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