Home Away From Home

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.

Care Center

Our Round-the-Clock Care Center

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.

“What’s new and wonderful is that we can care for them in our own place. The patients don’t have to go to a hospital. The Butterfly Wing® creates a warm, welcoming place that is a home away from home."

Former CEO Kathryn Grigsby
Registered Nurses
To help patients and their families feel more at home, The Butterfly Wing® offers:
  • Cozy, spacious rooms that include a hospital bed, pull-out sleeper chair, telephone and cable television.
  • A cheerful family room with television and sitting area to relax and visit.
  • A registered dietician who supervises menu preparation. Our kitchen is also stocked with snacks for our patients.
  • Open visiting hours, so loved ones and supervised pets may visit at any time.


A Full Team of Qualified Professionals Providing Continuous Care:
  • Registered Nurses
  • Certified Nursing Assistants
  • Hospice-trained Physicians
  • Social Workers
  • Chaplains
  • Trained Volunteers
  • Bereavement Counselors
Additional Help

The Butterfly Wing®
3600 Florida Boulevard, Suite 1100
Baton Rouge, LA 70806
225-381-2690
225-381-2688 (fax)

"Since I work in a retirement community in Gonzales, I have met a lot of people working in Hospice. I am a firm believer in their desire to help people pass away with grace, dignity, with family all around. I wish more people knew the true way to a peaceful passing of their loved one. I can’t thank you enough for your help! God bless all of you!"

– Frances Moreau