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Homes for the Dying (Comfort Care Homes)

The Greater Rochester Area and surrounding counties is fortunate to have twelve Homes for the Dying (Comfort Care Homes) that help people on hospice. Syracuse and surrounding counties is privileged to be served by Francis House, two homes that are each able to care for eight and seven residents respectively.

The Homes for the Dying (Comfort Care Homes) all work on the same model—caring for two people at a time with the help of volunteers and nurses, providing care at no cost to patient or family. A Hospice nursing agency supports the care with nursing, social work, chaplain, and aide visits. Each Home for the Dying acts independently, choosing from the list of referred patients based on their own assessment of who has the greatest need of their help. When a home is interested in offering a bed to someone, the nurse manager of the house will come out to interview the person, bringing pictures of the house to help the person understand what the house might be like. Declining the offer of a bed does not mean that in the future a bed might not be available—-usually when the next bed becomes available; the person would be given another chance to go there.

On Going to a Home for the Dying (Comfort Care Home) in Rochester, NY. An article by Geoff Lister.


For more information, click on the links below of comfort care homes in Monroe County and the Neighboring Counties in New York State.

 Monroe County
Advent House 1010 Moseley Rd., Fairport, NY 14450
Benincasa Inc. 3880 Rush-Mendon Rd., Mendon, NY 14506
Isaiah House, 71 Prince St.,  Rochester, NY 14605
Journey Home, 994 Long Pond Rd., Rochester, NY 14626
Aurora House 2495 S. Union Street, Spencerport, NY 14559
Mount Carmel House, 288 Frisbee Hill Road, Hilton, NY 14468
The Shephard Home, Inc.,1959 Five Mile Line Rd., Penfield, NY 14526
Sunset House, Inc., 3746 St. Paul Blvd., Rochester, NY 14617
Webster Comfort Care Home, 700 Holt Rd., Webster, NY 14580
 Ontario County
Hospeace House, Inc., 7824 County Rd. 33, Naples, NY 14512
House of John, 14 Spring St. Clifton Springs, NY 14432.
Serenity House, 1278 Brace Rd., Victor, NY 14564
 Wayne County
Pines of Peace, 2378 Ridge Rd., Ontario, NY 14519
 Livingston County 
Teresa House, 21 Highland Rd., Geneseo, NY 14454
 Genesee County 
Crossroads House, 11 Liberty St., Batavia, NY 14572
 Onondaga County
Francis House, 108 Michaels Ave., Syracuse, NY 13208 

Oneida County 

The Abraham House, 1203 Kemble Street, Utica, NY 13501    

Schenectady County

Joan Nicole Prince Home, 22 Glenview Drive, Scotia, NY 12302  
 Steuben County
Vincent House, Inc., PO Box 566, 310 2nd Ave., Wayland, NY 14572  
Yates County
Keuka Comfort Care Home , Penn Yan, NY 14527