The Facility Board and staff concur with local hospices, that any person has the right to choose palliative care verses therapeutic care. Therefore, the Facility is committed to providing safe, compassionate, residential care in a home setting with emphasis of palliative end of life care.
The Joseph House is a resident-centered home and welcomes any terminally ill person enrolled in the hospice of their choice and with terminal illness – regardless of age, religion, sex, sexual orientation, race, ethnicity, national origin, or disability.The Joseph House Mission Statement
Joseph of Arimathea
The Joseph House draws its profound inspiration from the timeless biblical account of Joseph of Arimathea, an unsung hero who played a pivotal role during the crucifixion of Jesus. While women such as the blessed Mother Mary, Mary Magdalene, and others tenderly cared for and prayed over the dying Jesus on the cross, Joseph of Arimathea was the lone man who stood by their side. In the face of fear and adversity, he demonstrated unwavering faith, compassion, and courage.
Joseph, a member of the Council, had not consented to the judgment against Jesus. His belief in and anticipation of the kingdom of God compelled him to stand ‘in the gap’ between those who mocked and blasphemed, safeguarding the dying Jesus and offering solace to the grieving Mother. After Jesus’s crucifixion, Joseph valiantly secured his body from Pontius Pilate and laid Him to rest in his own tomb.
The name ‘The Joseph House’ pays homage to this comforter, for in comforting, we ourselves find comfort. In death, we discover the promise of new life.
Joseph’s unwavering conviction, courage, and commitment to truth paved the way for the powerful witness of the empty tomb, catalyzing belief in the resurrection of the Son of God. In this spirit, The Joseph House is a specialized care facility that stands in the gap, bridging the divide between the harsh diagnosis of terminal illness and the ‘end of life’ reality. Just as Joseph stood for Jesus, we stand for those in need, offering comfort, compassion, and dignity in their final journey.