EXPANDING OUR REACH
Living Room is expanding its services and reach! We are excited to announce that Living Room palliative care and hospice center is expanding to a second campus in Kenya. The new Kimbilio Care Center in Eldoret will be located near a newly opened cancer center, which provides care to nearly 700 individuals a month.
Our new center will provide care for 52 inpatient guests at a time as well as outpatient and home-based hospice services to hundreds in need.
Thanks to your generosity, Living Room began construction on phase one of our second hospice in June 2017 and expect operations to begin in Fall 2018. We are looking for partners to help us with phase two of the project which will enable us to care for more patients and families in need of hospice services.
ABOUT THE EXPANSION
Every day of the year, the staff at Kimbilio Hospice (a project of Living Room Ministries International) provide end-of-life comfort and supportive care to our seriously ill patients and their families. Together, we celebrate life. Together, we grieve loss and look to God to be our hope and to guide each of our steps. Since welcoming our first guest to Kimbilio Hospice on February 6th, 2010, we have cared for 1,700 patients and their families. We have also cared for 544 community clients and nearly 50,000 grieving family members through various hospice community programs including home care that addresses physical, emotional and spiritual needs; physical therapy; support groups; short-course trainings; school fees and care for orphans; and funeral home services.
In 2015, due to increasing demand for services, Living Room’s Board of Directors embarked on a project that will enhance the care provided to a greater number of people through an expansion of our hospice and funeral home services to a second campus in Eldoret, Kenya. Living Room’s new facility in Eldoret will house a 52-bed inpatient hospice for adults and children, funeral home services for the community, and an education center to train health-care providers and to engage in research activities related to palliative care.