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About Us

Hildegard House is Kentucky's first and only comfort care home. Through the support of our community and with the help of many volunteers, we provide a home and compassionate care for individuals at the end of life who have no home or loved ones to care for them so that they may die with dignity.

Hildegard House is comprised of two homes, both located in a quaint section of the historic Butchertown neighborhood of Louisville, Kentucky. We call our original home the Motherhouse because it was once the Ursuline convent for the sisters that taught at St. Joseph School. Today it provides three rooms for residents on the first floor and our volunteer training room, offices, laundry, and storage on the second floor. Our second home is located directly across the alley and is called Hildegard on Story. This home provides three more resident rooms.

"Write it on your heart that every day

is the best day of the year."

Ralph Waldo Emerson

Our Vision

To be the premier provider and advocate for comfort care in the region.

Our Mission

We provide a home and compassionate care for individuals at the end of life who have no home or loved ones to care for them so that they may die with dignity.

Our Values

We believe

  • Every dying individual should have as much relief from pain as possible

  • No one should have to die alone or lonely

  • A loving home enables death to be a part of a personal story rather than a medical event

  • Dignity and comfort are an important part of the end of life

  • Every person's life is sacred, even to the last moment

  • Hospice and other organizations are valuable partners

  • We are a vital resource to the community and can rely on its support

Our Mission

Our Board

Carl Herde, Chair, Retired, Kentucky Hospital Association

Barbara Gordon, Vice-Chair, Dir of Community Engagement, UofL Trager Institute

Marilyn Cleeff, Treasurer, Consultant, financial industry

Rev. Tara Reck, Secretary, Pastor, Anchorage Presbyterian Church

Julie Boatright, Chief of Staff, CenterWell

Barret Collins, Community Volunteer

Larry Grossman, Community Volunteer

Sean Higgins, CEO, Mint Julep Tours

Donald Kavanaugh, Barry Wooley Designs

Jim Morris, Retired, Baptist Health

Kacy Noltemeyer, Rainey Allen Shaw

Derek Reed, Retired, Chief Regional District Judge

Misha Rhodes, MD, Market CMO, CenterWell

George Webb, MD, Retired, Hosparus Health

STAFF

Karen Cassidy, Executive Director

Jane Walsh, Assistant Director

Sky Yeasayer, Volunteer Manager

Judy Noble, House Manager

MEDICAL DIRECTOR

Dr Kenneth "Chuck" Anderson, MD

We Need Your Support Today!

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