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Uncovering the Truth About Hospice Care

The Dandelion Project


An Introduction to The Dandelion Project

There are so many misconceptions about hospice care. We've gathered board members, staff members, volunteers, families, and patients of Hospice of Acadiana that have graciously shared their personal experiences, putting those myths to rest and educating families about care with Hospice of Acadiana, Inc.

Father Louis Richard on the Origin and Mission of Hospice of Acadiana

Once a medieval term, hospice originally referred to a place where travelers could "stop and rest." Hospice of Acadiana can offer a place of rest and care sooner than you think, allowing patients to experience a fullness of life until they take their last natural breath.

A Patient's Family Testimony

After Sylvia Perkins' husband suddenly fell ill, a doctor recommended Hospice of Acadiana. Now, over a year later, Sylvia shares their experience with Hospice of Acadiana and the benefits of hospice care.

As Acadiana’s only nonprofit hospice provider, we rely on the support and generosity of our community.


Hospice of Acadiana Foundation provides for the unreimbursed care and support services of our terminal patients and their families – in whatever capacity that may be. When you donate to Hospice of Acadiana, you can rest assured that your donation will be used to offer quality end-of-life care and support. No matter how long or how short their time is, Hospice of Acadiana's mission is always to allow all patients to truly live their final months, weeks, or days.

With your donation, we can ensure that this is a reality for every single patient that comes into our care.