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Care House

Housing for Families of Patients at your Hospital

"So grateful to have you in our time of uncertainty and need. Thank you for the comfort and hospitality." - M.C.

The Care House is made available to benefit families whose loved ones are being cared for in the critical care nursing units at West Jefferson Medical Center (West Jefferson). It gives them a comfortable place to stay for free near the hospital while they wait for their loved ones to recover.

"Thank you for the Care House. It was great to have a place so close and homey to come back to each night." - Family of D.C.

The Care House opened in July 2010 and was named “The Care House - The Silva Lining," in loving memory of Mr. Carlos "Chas" Silva and Mr. and Mrs. Christian "Whitey" Schulingkamp by Mr. and Mrs. Douglas Silva. To date, more than 5,000 nights of complimentary lodging in the Care House have been provided to patients' loved ones.

"The Care House has been a blessing. Thank you for letting me stay here while my daughter had surgery. Being close to her was a comfort." - D.S.

For reservations or more information regarding the West Jefferson Hospital Foundation Care House, please call Guest Services at 504.349.1134.

Support the Care House

The facility is supported by the West Jefferson Hospital Foundation and ongoing donations are accepted to support this short-stay lodging from individuals and/or corporations; they may be given as annual gifts, estate gifts, gifts of stock, and in honor or memory of a loved one. Gifts are considered tax deductible to the extent of the law.

You can make a donation online to help cover the costs of utilities, maintenance and general upkeep. You can also donate items that you use when you’re at home. Browse our wishlist on Amazon and have items shipped directly to us.


Donate by Phone: 504.349.6663

Donate by mail:

West Jefferson Hospital Foundation
1111 Medical Center Blvd.

ATTN: Care House
Suite N-201
Marrero, LA 70072

Donate by Amazon Wish List.

Because the West Jefferson Hospital Foundation is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, donations are considered tax deductible to the extent of the law.