In November of 2005, The Hospice of Baton Rouge opened the doors of The Butterfly Wing®, the first inpatient unit in the Baton Rouge area. A stay at The Butterﬂy Wing® is an option when patients need more acute care including symptom control and pain management in a closely monitored setting, 24/7.
The Butterfly Wing® is an eight-bed facility located in Baton Rouge General Medical Center Midcity that provides short-term supervised care for patients with acute needs. Patients are eligible for the General Inpatient Level of Care when round-the-clock care is necessary to manage pain and control symptoms or treatments for a patient's needs that cannot be reasonably provided at home. The Butterfly Wing® provides the same full range of medical, emotional, social and spiritual services our home care patients receive, in a setting that permits more intensive monitoring.
"Thank you for the many gestures of support you have offered since the passing of my beloved spouse. Dr. Weaver, her discharging physician at the General, suggested that we discharge her into your care with the words: “It is the Hospice care I would have for my family”, and I can see why! Yours is one of the most caring entities I have ever dealt with. Heartfelt thanks. As far as the Family Evaluation of Hospice Care survey is concerned, whatever the question, give yourself the highest marks. Special thanks for “A Guide Through Grief.” It was most helpful. I am beginning to rejoin the human race."