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Paula J Barber

Paula J. Baber Hospice Home
UnityPoint Health - Trinity 
Highland Park Campus



"We want to gratefully thank all the nurses and staff at the Paula J. Baber Hospice Home for all the wonderful care and compassion they showed to our father and family during our stay there.  We're very thankful there is such a beautiful place for our loved ones last days and a great place to have family gather to cook, share family stories and to pray."

the family David Boughey

Built with Family in Mind

Designed and built with our patients and their families comfort in mind, the Paula J. Baber Hospice Home provides many unique features that make our hospice home feel like less of an institution and more like home.


Family Areas

The Paula J. Baber Hospice Home was built with the family in mind, providing everything a family would need while staying with or visiting their loved one.

We have a family kitchen with all the necessities to make a meal. The spacious kitchen and adjoining dining room open to a patio where families can enjoy the outdoors.

A family room is provided to relax and watch TV. Included in the family room is a children's play area. Children can watch TV, read or play games.

Patient Spa

The patient spa at the Paula J. Baber Hospice Home provides a soothing and relaxing experience for the patient. Many hospice patients are unable to take a warm soaking bath because of physical limitations. Our spa has a large whirlpool tub with lift. The spa also has a handicap accessible shower.



At the Paula J. Baber Hospice Home our mission is to provide complete care for our patients and their families, including a place for their spiritual needs. Our beautiful octagon shaped chapel offers a quiet place for prayer and reflection.


Trinity Gardens

Trinity Gardens, scheduled for completion in the spring of 2009, will provide a unique and tranquil sanctuary. These beautiful gardens will celebrate the lives of those we have lost and honor the families and friends who have cherished and cared for their loved ones.

Trinity Gardens offers the opportunity to purchase a brick paver. Pavers can be engraved as a memorial or to honor someone you love. The engraved pavers are available with gifts of $250 (6" x 6") or $500 (6" x 9"). For more information, please contact Trinity Health Foundation at 515-574-6509.