Compassion and Support


Patients & Families

Homes for the Dying

Genesee County: Crossroads House

11 Liberty Street
Batavia, NY 14020
P: 716-343-3892
Contact: Lynn Distaffen, Director

Crossroads House
Crossroads House is an alternative to a hospital or nursing home stay when care can no longer be provided in a patient's own home, and a a home filled with love and support, with staff providing care to those who have been medically determined to be in the last three months of their lives.

Our Mission is to provide warm, personalized care in our home; to support and care for our residents and their families physically, emotionally, spiritually and socially; and to maintain a dignified quality of life for the resident.

Crossroads House Admissions are based solely on need, regardless of religion, age, sex or race. Each resident must be under the care of a certified home health care agency for proper medical care and case management. A prospective resident currently living in Genesee or Wyoming County may apply at any time. Crossroads House is able to provide for two residents at one time.

Onondaga County: Francis House

108 Michaels Avenue
Syracuse, NY 13208

Francis House
Francis House provides a home and an extended family to people with terminal illnesses so they can die with dignity and experience the unconditional love of God. Our mission is carried out in two houses located on Michaels Avenue on the north side of Syracuse, New York.

Francis House has two homes located at 108 and 114 Michaels Avenue on the north side of Syracuse, New York. We are able to care for eight residents at a time at 108 Michaels Avenue and seven residents at a time at 114 Michaels Avenue.

The original house, an old Bostonian built in 1918, holds our administrative offices, a living room and dining room. A building expansion project was completed on 108 Michaels Avenue in 1998 to create eight resident bedrooms, kitchen, great room and chapel. In 2003, 114 Michaels Avenue was built next to 108 Michaels Avenue to include seven resident bedrooms, great room, kitchen and chapel.

Each resident has a private bedroom. Residents and family members are welcome to spend time in all common areas of our homes. Caregivers are present to care for residents 24-hours a day. Volunteers are present to volunteers from 8:00 a.m. through the day until 10:00 p.m.

It is our aspiration to allow our residents to live in a warm, loving, home-like atmosphere of support and encouragement during their final months of life. We believe in the hospice philosophy of care that all persons have the right to die with dignity, to have an enhanced quality of life for the remainder of their days, and to be as comfortable and as pain free as possible.

Schenectady County: Joan Nicole Prince Home

22 Glenview Drive
Scotia, NY 12302

Schenectady Community Home, Inc., dba The Joan Nicole Prince Home, which is located in a residential neighborhood in Scotia, NY, provides 24-hour bedside care for two residents at a time who have a prognosis of three months or less, and who lack the support and options to remain home during their last months of life.

The home offers two resident rooms both with private baths, an open kitchen joined to a family room, and a front sitting room and a back sun porch facing a fountain and paved garden walkay.  Upstairs is an office, a family room, and a full bath. 

Since it opened in 2006, the home has served over 75 residents.  The home is primarily staffed by volunteers and relies on community support for funding.


Oneida County: Abraham House

1203 Kemble Street
Utica, NY 13501
Phone: 315-733-8210


The Abraham House has been meeting the needs of the terminally ill in CNY since 1998. The Abraham House is a two-bed non-profit, non-denominational comfort care home. Based closely on the model of a family caring for a loved one at home, The Abraham House's surrogate caregivers provide loving and compassionate care free of charge.


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