Hillcrest Healthcare opens Knoxville’s first dedicated hospice care wing

Hillcrest Healthcare opened The Gardens on Lake Brook at its West Hills Health & Rehab facility with a ribbon-cutting ceremony on Wednesday, Oct. 23.

West Hills staff, along with residents, caretakers and caseworkers participated at the ribbon-cutting event with the assistance of Hillcrest Healthcare leadership, the Knoxville Chamber and local elected officials.

The newly renovated hospice care unit will include 13 private rooms and is thoughtfully designed to provide a private and dignified care environment to hospice patients and their loved ones.

The Gardens on Lake Brook provides Knoxville’s first dedicated hospice care wing.

“The Gardens on Lake Brook will provide patients and families with the dedicated space and support they need to ensure dignity and comfort during a difficult time,” West Hills Administrator Ben Stiefel said. “As the only one of its kind in the city, this space will serve the needs of not only the West Hills community, but also the greater Knoxville area.”

The Gardens on Lake Brook comprises the hospice care wing, family lounge, kitchen and dining area, dedicated rooms for reflection, prayer and gathering, and around-the-clock acute symptom management and visitation.

The Gardens on Lake Brook is contracted with all local hospice providers and is accepting referrals. For more information, visit http://www.westhillshealthandrehabknoxville.com/ or call 865-246-4112.

About Hillcrest Healthcare Communities, Inc.

Hillcrest Healthcare Communities, Inc. operates three skilled nursing, rehabilitation and long-term care facilities in Knoxville, Tennessee. With 560 beds and more than 500 employees, Hillcrest Healthcare is the largest provider of skilled nursing care in Knoxville, with locations in the north, south and west communities. Chartered in 1960 as a 501(c)(3) organization, Hillcrest Healthcare continues its mission to provide long-term care and skilled nursing home beds to the citizens of Knox and surrounding counties. For more information, visit www.beverlyparkplace.com, www.islandhomeparkhealthandrehab.com or www.westhillshealthandrehabknoxville.com.