Our Mission

Clarehouse provides 
a loving home,
quality end-of-life care
and access to
hospice services
to people in need.


Save these Dates!
July 12, 2017

August 9, 2017

August 28, 2017

September 13, 2017

September 28, 2017

October 16, 23 & 30
Fall Education Series

Volunteer Inservices are generally held on the 4th Thursday of each month.

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INSIGHT
     
As of this writing, we have provided care at Clarehouse for 3,465 souls over the past 13 years. Often, people ask if there is a "typical" Clarehouse guest.

We have cared for people from the ages of two days to 105 years. We have cared for people with any and every diagnosis (short of active TB, as we don't have the environmental safety demands for that infection). People of all ethnicities, all faiths, and all walks of life find comfort and love in this home.

The common, and unifying, factor that Clarehouse guests share is need. That need is not defined by us, but by the experience that a devastating illness has dealt. The need may be physical for someone who simply has no caregiver available 24/7. It may be a need for clinical expertise for someone whose dying process is complicated by symptoms that are unmanageable at home. A homeless person may have a need for a warm bed and safe space to live out his or her final days. A family need may be driven by young children in the home who are scared of the unknown, or a type of grieving that makes the thought of staying in the home where a loved one has died unbearable. The high cost of medical treatment creates a financial need as many people run out of funds in the end.

The needs are as individual as our guests. We do not define the need - we respond to it. And we are equipped to respond to it through our community's commitment to supporting Clarehouse. Clarehouse is the gift Tulsans have given to themselves and this gift is here to answer your need, and the needs of your family, friends and neighbors. There is nothing "typical" about that.

Kelley Scott, Executive Director
FOCUS ON: Inspiration for Giving

After an extended stay in the hospital, my family got the news we had so dreaded; there was nothing more that could be done for my Mother.  It was time to get her hospice care. Due to her condition, there was no way we could take
her home and care for her. That's when her doctor told us about Clarehouse. 
 
From the moment my Mother arrived until her final breath, she and my family were treated with the utmost care and compassion by all the staff and volunteers. 
 
Because of Clarehouse, we were able to take Mom "home".
Because of Clarehouse, my Mother received the compassionate care she so deserved. 
Because of Clarehouse, we were able to focus on just being with Mom in her
final days. 
 
Clarehouse exists because of the vision and the compassionate hearts of the board, the staff and the volunteers. Its financial support depends totally on donations from people like me and you. 
 
I support Clarehouse so others can have their "Because of Clarehouse"  memories. Will you join me?      
                                                                                                                                  Cheryl Risenhoover

Clarehouse presents
Dying Dialogues 2017
Featuring Lucy Kalanithi, MD
Widow of the Late Dr. Paul Kalanithi,
Author of the #1 New York Times Best Seller "When Breath Becomes Air"
Dr. Lucy Kalanithi wrote the epilogue of her late husband's best-selling memoir, written as he faced a terminal cancer diagnosis. 
Save the Date:  October 16, 2017
Lorton Performance Center
University of Tulsa
 
IMPACT

VOLUNTEER SPOTLIGHT: Tulsa Chapter of the American Sewing Guild

Volunteers create and maintain the feeling of home for which Clarehouse is  well known. This group of ladies have given more than 200 hours of service since the beginning of 2017. They have crafted 150 flax seed pillows (some of which are shown in this photo). These can be heated in the microwave or chilled in the freezer, then used for guest comfort care. Anointing cloths are provided for families so they can participate in comforting their loved one in the final stages of life. If they choose to, families can also participate in care at the time of death using these cloths. The American Sewing Guild has created anointing cloth bags which are made of special waterproof fabric. When leaving Clarehouse, families then take the cloths and bags with them as a keepsake. 

Other projects have included new throw pillows and plastic bag containers for all guest rooms and finishing the edges of hundreds of t-shirts and gowns which are opened in the back to facilitate guest care. 

We appreciate this group and all our volunteers who continually give of their time and talents. 

Cynthia Outlaw, Support Services Director
MOST WANTED VOLUNTEER POSITION:  Meal Provider

Lunch-time meals are a regular Clarehouse need. Those interested in providing a meal can view 
the calendar and sign up at www.TakeThemAMeal.com
Recipient Last Name=Clarehouse  and  Password=Clarehouse.

Thank you for considering this needed service!
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