Compassion and Support


Patients & Families

Homes for the Dying (Comfort Care Homes)

Advent House

1010 Moseley Road
Fairport, NY 14450
P: 585-223-6112
Contact: Glenda Hastings

Advetn House

Advent House is an outreach ministry of Perinton Ecumenical Ministries, Inc., a corporation of thirteen churches in Perinton. We are a non-profit comfort care home that provides an alternative living arrangement to the terminally ill when they can no longer be cared for in their own homes. Loving care is not only provided to them, but to their families and friends as well. We also make available bereavement services to the families of our Residents for at least thirteen months after their loved one has died.

There are no fees to our Residents and we receive no insurance reimbursement of any kind. While volunteers are indeed “the Heart of the Home”, we could not function without the support of our community through donations of materials, finances, time, prayers and participation in and support of our fundraisers. We are always accessible to our community as a resource for information or support and welcome your calls or visits.


Benincasa Inc.

Opening expected in September, 2010.

3880 Rush-Mendon Road
Mendon, NY 14506
P: 585-624-8070
Contact: Lori LaSalle


Benincasa is a two-bed home for the terminally ill serving the greater Rochester area and surrounding counties. This home is a place to live life's final days with dignity, comfort and self worth.

Benincasa is dedicated to ensuring that terminally ill residents receive quality comfort care. Benincasa also provides support services for the residents and their loved ones.

Residents must be determined to be within their last three months of life. Professional and volunteer staff are utilized to provide care giving and assist in the operation of Benincasa.

Sources of support depend solely on donations, grants and fundraising activities.


Isaiah House

71 Prince Street
Rochester, NY 14605
P: 585-232-5221
Contact: Kathie Quinlan, RN, Director

Isaiah House
Mission Statement-Isaiah House, a home for the dying, provides a residence for persons with irreversible illness who have been determined to be within the last three months of their lives. At Isaiah we affirm life without hastening or postponing death. Our commitment flows from a belief in the dignity and value of every person. Having experienced the tender compassion of God, we welcome everyone with this unconditional love.


Journey Home

994 Long Pond Rd.
Rochester, NY 14626
P: 585-225-1240
Contact: Tracey Jagla, Director

Journey Home

We are a non-profit organization dedicated to providing a peaceful home setting with compassionate comfort care to dying individuals who have a life prognosis of 3 months or less.

Our Mission Statement: Our goal is to provide guidance, support, comfort and pain management to individuals as they journey through the dying process, as well as provide guidance and support to the families of the dying individual.

Comfort care is provided 24 hours a day, 7 days a week at no cost to the residents or their families and we receive no insurance reimbursement of any kind. We operate solely on support from the community in the form of financial and material donations, volunteering of time, participation in our fundraisers, and of course through prayer.

Based closely on the model of a family caring for a dying loved one at home, our staff and volunteers interact with the health care, social services and pastoral counseling professionals of certified home agencies so as to meet the individual palliative care needs of each resident.



Aurora House

Street Address:
2495 South Union Street
Spencerport, NY 14559
Phone: 585-617-4863
Fax: 585-672-9015

Mailing Address:
P.O. Box 21
Spencerport, NY 14559


Contact: Karen Kuebler, BSN, RN - Executive Director

Aurora House

Aurora House is a two-bed comfort care home for the dying. Our caregivers, with the support and guidance of hospice managers, provide loving and compassionate care based on the model of families caring for loved ones at home. We believe that healing, well-being, and positive development can be achieved even in the setting of a devastating disease. Being released from the drive to cure, we are free to realize the potential of the dying process to represent life’s fulfillment.

A person comes into the care of Aurora House through the referral made by a hospice agency.  All services of Aurora House are offered free of charge through the generosity and compassion of our friends and neighbors. Donations, memorials, grants, and fundraisers allow us to provide this gift to our community. Volunteers are the heart of our home. Offering a few hours per month or a few hours per week, volunteers provide care to our residents, cleaning, lawn and garden work, event planning, providing meals, graphic art, music, and more. We are always accessible to our community as a resource for information or support and welcome your calls or visits.




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