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About Casa de la Luz

Casa de la Luz was established in 1998 to provide sensitivity, care, and support for patients and their loved ones during the end of life. Lynette Jaramillo, and Agnes C. Poore, local Tucson women, created Casa de la Luz with three goals in mind. First, they wanted to deliver comfort care far beyond what most organizations were offering patients and their loved ones; second, to assemble a group of employees and volunteers who would be bound together with a common set of values and a strong work ethic; and third, to build an organization that offered financial security and professional growth to all employees and volunteers. To fulfill this vision, the founders identified core values that would serve as the essential guiding principles of the organization. The owners are personally involved in the day-to-day operations of the company and intend to carry this legacy of superior care into the future.

Casa de la Luz is a member of the following organizations: National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization; Arizona Hospice and Palliative Care Organization; Eldercare Council of Arizona; Tucson Metro Chamber; Greater Oro Valley Chamber of Commerce; Health and Wellness Organization; and the Alzheimer’s Association.

Recent accolades include the 2019 Torch Awards for Ethics; 2019 Readers’ Choice Award for Best Hospice (2nd consecutive year – Arizona Daily Star); 2018 Influential Health & Medical Leader Award for Outstanding Hospice/Senior Care; and the 2017 Copper Cactus Award in Business Growth. Casa de la Luz has also received Arizona Hospice & Palliative Care Organization’s 2016 Innovation Award for Excellence in End-of-Life Care for the development and implementation of a new music therapy program, spearheaded by a Board-Certified Music Therapist.  

In 2016, cofounders Lynette E. Jaramillo and Agnes C. Poore were honored with the Legacy Award from the Greater Oro Valley Chamber of Commerce. 


Mission and Core Values

Casa de la Luz fulfills its mission of superior hospice care to the Tucson community by sticking to a set of core values and by positioning the company to serve local families for generations to come. Learn more about our company mission and the four core values that guide our principles of care.

The Casa Team

Meet the individuals who lead Casa de la Luz’s daily operations, guiding our team of clinical and administrative professionals so they can provide expert, compassionate care to our patients and their loved ones.

corporate Integrity

Casa de la Luz maintains high, ethical standards of care, careful in our compliance with federal and state regulations. We believe strong corporate integrity is key, not only for good business practices, but for superior patient care.