Compassion and Support


Patients & Families

Homes for the Dying

Wayne County: Pines of Peace

2378 Ridge Road
Ontario, NY 14519
Phone: 315-524-2388 or 315-524-4377
Contact:  Sherry Verstraete, Executive Director

Pines of Peace
We provide a comfortable, warm, alternate living arrangement for those individuals who have been deemed beyond curative care by their physician.  This is an inter-faith, inter-community ministry that exists to share the journey with our residents, their families and loved ones.

Referrals may come to us from various sources such as physicians, social workers, health care agencies or individuals.  Our two bed capacity is open, free of charge to anyone who meets the following criteria:

1.    Need
2.    Physician's belief that an individual is in the last three months of his/her life.

We do not hasten or postpone death, but provide a setting where it can be approached as symptom free as possible and treated as a natural part of life.  Our residents and their families actively participate in the decision-making process pertaining to care.  Pines of Peace staff consists of professional nurses and certified aides.  Trained volunteers lovingly do bedside care and a multitude of tasks that keep the house and grounds tidy.

The Pines of Peace is a privately incorporated, not-for-profit home which does not charge for services.  Income is generated by community support, donations, grants, and memorials.  Pines of Peace has a 10 member Board of Directors, which provide specific expertise in assisting with the day-to-day operations of the home.  However, the heart of Pines of Peace is the volunteers who give so generously of themselves.  Many are needed.  We provide training and support for those who commit themselves to this ministry.

Livingston County: Teresa House

21 Highland Road
Geneseo, NY 14454
P: 585-243-1978
Contact: Carol Cook

Teresa House
Teresa House provides an alternative home setting for the dying person and their family. Staff and trained volunteers provide for the residents' emotional, spiritual, social and physical needs.

Devoted to assuring dignity for the dying, Teresa House opened its doors on May 10, 1993 and became an independent not-for-profit organization in January, 1996.  Since that time, we have cared for over 230 residents and their families.  

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