Honoring Life. Offering Hope.
We believe every person is created in the image of God. In Kenya, we honor life by providing quality care to patients and families facing advanced disease.
a nurse’s story of courage and compassion in a kenyan hospice
We are a global community working together to provide dignity and quality of life to people in Kenya affected by life-threatening illnesses through holistic care and education. Here’s our model:
Provide Patient Care
We increase access & affordability of palliative care services to adults and children in Kenya.
We strengthen our services and effectiveness of our reach through local relationships and international partnerships.
Strengthen Health System
We work alongside our colleagues at the community, Kenyan health authority, and global advocacy levels to demonstrate what is possible in hospice & palliative care.
We develop income generating businesses that are aligned with Living Room’s mission to increase financial sustainability in our communities.
Why Palliative Care?
Rise of Disease
The rising cancer rates across Kenya as well as the AIDS crisis has increased the need for well-developed and integrated hospice and palliative care services. According to the World Health Organization (WHO), 80% of cancer patients in Africa have advanced incurable disease at first presentation to a health facility, and cancer rates in this continent are expected to grow by 400% in the next 50 years.
Basic Human Right
The WHO states that palliative care is a basic human right and defines this care as “an approach that improves the quality of life of patients and their families facing the problems associated with life-threatening illness, through the prevention and relief of suffering by means of early identification and impeccable assessment and treatment of pain and other problems, physical, psychosocial and spiritual.”
What we do
We offer holistic care to men, women and children suffering from life-threatening illnesses, which includes pain and symptom management, nutrition, physical therapy, and psychological and spiritual support.
Living Room has two in-patient facilities, a funeral home, and home-based care programs in Western Kenya.
One Day Partner
Love with us. Every day.
Join our community of monthly One Day partners standing in solidarity with patients needing hospice care. Your $25 monthly donation can give a Living Room patient one day of care each month.