The Terraces at Bonita Springs, a southwest Florida senior living community, announced a partnership with Hope Hospice that will provide additional space to offer care and comfort to those who need end-of-life palliative care. The partnership grew from an opportunity that arose following the opening of the Renaissance health center at The Terraces two summers ago.

“Due to the seasonal nature of health and wellness, we saw an opportunity in the fact that some of the beds in our health center weren’t always full,” said Ross Dickmann, Executive Director of The Terraces at Bonita Springs. “We already had a strong relationship with Hope Hospice dating back to the opening of Renaissance in 2013, so it made good sense to build on that.”

The agreement means that Hope Hospice will be able to use additional space at The Terraces to continue their mission of providing exceptional care and emotional support to those about to fulfill life’s final journey.

“We’re pleased to be able to help keep the promise of what Hope Hospice already does,” said Dickmann. “Being in the field of senior living, we already had an understanding of what end-of-life care is about, with all the emotions that go along with it for everyone involved. Being able to offer additional space to our partners at Hope Hospice just made sense, and the idea was born from there.”

The agreement was finalized at the end of May, following meetings between Dickmann, Hope Hospice President and CEO Samira Beckwith, and other leaders from both organizations.