T. Boone Pickens Hospice and Palliative Care Center
PanaViz had the opportunity to photograph this end of life palliative care facility in Dallas, Texas. The $43 million-dollar community, Dallas’ first free-standing inpatient hospice care center opened in February, after being in the works for nearly a decade.
The T. Boone Pickens Hospice and Palliative Care Center sits on 9.5 acres of land on Merit Drive in North Dallas. Its peaceful surroundings and modern design of soft lighting, floral displays and accent pillows — aims to create home-like atmosphere for those facing the end of life.
It’s a hospitality approach that moves away from the typical clinical setting.
The facility includes a total of 36 spacious rooms that have en suite bathrooms, fold-out beds for guests and an office space for caregivers. A patio in each room faces out toward a 2.5-acre on-site lake, where winding pathways and lounge spaces ensure visitors won’t be confined to a room.
There is space designed for every member of the family,” explained Jannetta Lingle, director of clinical services.
It was intentionally designed to look “homey and inviting,” he said. “Most people would prefer to be at home at the end of life.”
The goal of hospice is to help people who are dying have peace, comfort and dignity.