End-of-Life Research

Roots & Roads promotes quality end-of-life by supporting research into new approaches to hospice patient care. In the past, Roots & Roads supported a music therapy program, which provided funding for iPods, earphones and music downloads to create an auditory environment to bring comfort to patients.


Agitation Study

Roots & Roads is currently supporting a grant that emphasizes non-pharmacological interventions for agitated patients with dementia. Interventions include weighted blankets which provide comfort, shower ponchos which provide modesty, toys and games which provide a sense of meaning and contribution, and many others. Results of this pilot study were published in the Journal of Hospice & Palliative Nursing and concluded that, “For patients with dementia presenting with behavioral and psychological symptoms, selected nonpharmacological interventions provide significant mitigation of agitation.”

About Us

Roots & Roads Community Hospice Foundation, formerly Casa de la Luz Foundation, was established in 2000 as a nonprofit organization to support end-of-life care.

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Family Stories

Read the stories of families who have been supported by Roots & Roads Community Hospice Foundation.

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