The community’s trusted non-profit hospice since 1981, proudly serving families in Kootenai, Shoshone and Benewah Counties.
With open hearts and expertise, we serve the seriously ill and those touched by loss.
Together, we create a community where all people can live fully and die with dignity.
IN-HOME, HOSPICE CARE
Wherever You Call “Home”
Develop a unique plan meeting personal goals and wishes. Whether in a residence or skilled nursing facility, our staff offers holistic support for patients, families, and caregivers along the journey. Choose from any of our specialty-care and volunteer services.
Receive pre-hospice, palliative care in-home or the place you call home while maintaining your choice of health care team and medical treatments.
Built in 2011, the Schneidmiller House began from the community’s vision. North Idaho needed a place of comfort care when with 24-hour nursing support is needed, and where families experience a peaceful home-like setting as an alternative to a hospital setting.
AT THE SCHNEIDMILLER HOUSE
Family caregivers find added support for their efforts with respite care. Ask your Hospice Nurse about getting expert nursing care for your loved one for up to 5-days per month at the Schneidmiller House.
Supportive Care includes social work, counseling, grief and loss, spiritual care and volunteer support.
We provide compassionate and collaborative care believing that every individual deserves expert care, dignity, respect, and comfort at the end of their life.
WHEN IS IT TIME?
Many of our patients choose to be supported with palliative care and hospice care for six months or more. Pre-hospice Palliative Care prepares families for coming changes and supports pain management. Hospice care address changes and lifestyle needs in the last six months of life.
Ask about Hospice support:
- after diagnosis of a terminal illness, even while seeking curative treatment,
- when pain and discomfort as a result of progressing disease symptoms has increased
- when nursing support and medical equipment is needed for at-home caregiving
- when grieving the anticipated loss of a loved one, or the death of a loved one.
Families who came onto our services earlier say they had more time to have a peaceful goodbye and maintain a supportive quality of life. We encourage families to discuss options, find support, and plan for smooth transitions.
REQUEST VOLUNTEER CARE
Our volunteers are thoroughly trained and screened to provide the most individualized hospice care in our community. Talk with your nurse or social worker to request skilled volunteer support in your home, the place you call home, or at the Schneidmiller House.
Family members providing care often need a short break. Volunteers visit patients in their home to relieve the caregiver for a couple of hours.
Companion volunteers make visits, take walks, play games, or read to our patients. Volunteers also help with shopping, errands, and practical household chores.
Invite a well-mannered pet to bring you love and joy in your home or place you call home. Let our furry-friends comfort you. Staying at the Schneidmiller House? Your own pets are allowed to visit if they have a caretaker and are well mannered in our House. Please discuss with our staff ahead of time.
Veterans Recognition & Companionship
Receive unique vet-to-vet support. Volunteers hold a ceremony presenting a plaque of honor to our veteran patients for their service to our country. Many times, families help celebrate this occasion.
Licensed Massage Therapists
Request gentle relaxation massage promoting peace and wellbeing. Other healing arts practices may also be available.
Hospice of North Idaho Singers and musicians are available to sing or play instruments for patients in their home, at the Schneidmiller House, and often at our community bereavement events.
Our volunteer spiritual chaplains provide spiritual comfort and companionship to our patients and their families. Volunteers work closely with our Spiritual Care Coordinator who coordinates support of any faith and belief type that our patients choose for themselves.