Sometimes patients need a level of care that cannot be provided at home. Consider the following situations:

  • Your loved one is experiencing a pain or symptom crisis that requires continuous 24-hour supervision for frequent medication adjustments
  • A family member has frequent infections and is at risk for enduring repeated emergency department visits
  • You need time away from caregiving responsibilities to rest, undergo a medical procedure or travel to a graduation or a wedding

It is these short-stay situations for which the Strauss Hospice House was designed. This warm and inviting facility will be a place where patients receive 24/7 care in a homelike environment.

The Strauss Hospice House will include 16 private patient rooms with space for family members to stay overnight as needed, family meeting rooms, a chapel and gardens. The house will also serve as a permanent home for our home hospice teams, include a community bereavement center, and accommodate administrative offices.

Often described as a hospice hospital, the Strauss Hospice House will provide patients and their families with the highest level of hospice services, including the medical, spiritual and emotional support they need during end-of-life care.

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In the media

Good Samaritan Hospice opens region’s first freestanding hospice house
June 7, 2024

A grand opening celebration was held Friday, June 7, for the Sheila S. Strauss Hospice House. It’s the region’s first freestanding hospice house.

Good Samaritan opens the region's first hospice house
June 7, 2024

Good Samaritan announced the opening of the Sheila S. Strauss Hospice House Friday morning.

Roanoke Valley’s first hospice house prepares for fall opening
June 7, 2024

Leaders at Good Samaritan have wanted to bring a freestanding, inpatient hospice service to the valley since the nonprofit’s inception in 1992. Now, 30 years later, the dream has become a reality.

Good Samaritan bringing first Hospice Care center to Roanoke
June 7, 2024

Good Samaritan hosted an opening ceremony for the region’s first freestanding hospice care center in Roanoke on Friday, June 7.

Good Sam CEO on the Center for Caring under construction
July 26, 2023

Good Samaritan Hospice has embarked on a capital campaign for its in-patient Center for Caring – the first facility of its kind in the region.

Creating a Community of Compassion

Good Samaritan is conducting a $5 million fundraising campaign for the Center for Caring. To donate and help raise the remaining funds necessary for this project, please contact the office at 540-776-0198 or