Peace at the End — A project dedicated to peace, comfort, support and dignity at the end of life.

Caring House supports Peace at the End


Without Peace at the End

With Peace at the End

Today: Most deaths by natural causes happen in a hospital or skilled nursing facility. This means an emergency room, intensive care unit, rehabilitation unit or similar place. The patient is surrounded by machines, likely to be prodded or awakened at all hours. Not peaceful or dignified.

Intensive Care Unit

Even for deaths at home, the experience can be far from ideal. With loving but untrained family members exhausted and stressed by providing or supervising care for a person they love. This can bring arguments, panic, 9-1-1 calls, turf battles, medication mistakes and painful long-term memories.

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Each of us has time and makes space near the end of life for peace, comfort, support and dignity.

We have time and space, 

  • To be with those we love. 
  • To achieve, resolve and prepare. 
  • For meaningful conversations, fulfilling wishes and sharing stories and laughter.
  • For quiet reflections. 
  • To reconcile, connect and support each other. 

David and his brothers


You can be part of the Peace at the End project 

  1. Do care planning and communication for yourself and keep it up to date. Help those you love do the same.
  2. When facing serious medical care for yourself or someone you love, frequently re-examine of goals of care.
  3. Use palliative care and hospice care as soon as appropriate.
  4. Investigate and plan for how and where to obtain experienced and capable end-of-life care.
  5. When the time comes, make sure that wishes consistent with Peace at the End are carried out.
  6. Help spread the word about Peace at the End so others will benefit.

Peace at the End


Peace at the End is a community benefit project originated by Caring House.

Caring House is dedicated to end-of-life care and to peace, comfort, support and dignity for its residents. Caring House is a peaceful non-medical home in a residential neighborhood. Residents receive hospice services from the hospice of their choice. Frequently asked questions . . .