About Casa de la Luz Hospice
Casa de la Luz Hospice 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 Hospice 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 Hospice 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 Award for Ethics – Casa Hospice at The Fountains, 2018 Influential Health & Medical Leader Award for Outstanding Hospice/Senior Care, 2018 Reader’s Choice Award for Best Hospice Care (Arizona Daily Star), 2017 Copper Cactus Award in Business Growth and the 2016 Influential Health & Medical Leaders Awards for Outstanding Hospice/End-of-Life Care Provider. 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. Agnes was also recognized as Tucson Hispanic Chamber’s Hispanic Businesswoman of the Year.
Casa de la Luz Hospice 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.
Meet the individuals who lead Casa de la Luz Hospice’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.
Casa de la Luz Hospice 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.