The Olivia White Hospice Home is a serene, peaceful option for quality end of life care. For those who have been diagnosed with a terminal illness but lack adequate care giving resources in their own home, the Hospice Home is an alternative for compassionate, around-the-clock attention.
The Hospice Home has ten private bedrooms in a comfortable, family home-like setting, with all the necessary equipment for exceptional hospice care. There is a fully equipped kitchen for individual meals with a adjacent living room and private dining area.
The staff members of the Olivia White Hospice Home, just like all of the caregivers for Vista Hospice, are highly attentive to the physical and emotional need of the patients. With a low patient to caregiver ratio, the Hospice Home staff have the opportunity to get to know the families and assist with fulfilling end of life needs and transitions.
Room and board are available on a sliding fee scale. Limited financial assistance is also available thanks to charitable contributions from the community.
Olivia was born on March 10th, 1994 in Dallas, Texas to John and Jill White. She was the oldest of four siblings, with two sisters, Josie and Phoebe, and one brother Jack. Olivia is also the granddaughter to Raymond and Joan White of Flagstaff, Arizona. She was diagnosed with a seizure disorder of an unknown cause when she was five weeks old. When she was two years old, it was determined that she suffered from a mitochondrial disease that prevented her cells for metabolizing glucose in a normal way. This affected her neurologically her entire life.
Olivia’s influence on her family, friends and the people she encountered was profound. She was always challenging and forever positive. Olivia was able to inspire others to grow in their capacity to love. Olivia had an inner strength and peacefulness about her that was hard to describe with words, yet immediately apparent in her presence. She was and continues to be a blessing and inspiration to us all.
Olivia Frances White passed away on July 11, 2007. She was 13 years old.