Hospice House is a spacious residential center designed as a “home away from home” for those who are caring for a terminally ill loved one. With four guestrooms, a kitchen, family room and sunroom, surrounded by gardens and woods, Hospice House accommodates up to four guests, with ample space for family and friends to gather. Caregivers are welcome to remain with the guest as much as they like, but are also encouraged to take ‘time out’ as needed. Hospice House is staffed around the clock. Respite care may be scheduled for up to a week or two. End of life care is scheduled as needed.

Services at Hospice House

  • Private bedroom and bath with access to the grounds
  • 24-hour care provided by trained staff including assistance with personal hygiene, eating and recreation
  • Assistance in taking medication.
  • Light meals
  • Bed and bath linens provided
  • Spiritual care and support
  • Counseling services

Facilities for Caregivers

  • Shared family quarters that include kitchen facilities and lounge areas
  • A comfortable sleep chair in the patient’s room
  • Spiritual care and support
  • Counseling services

Admission Criteria for Services at Hospice House

  • The patient and caregiver are being served by a Hospice Agency.
  • The patient’s behavior is not disruptive and does not present a danger to self or others.
  • The patient and caregiver agree to a plan for care that includes a projected length of stay and a plan for discharge.
  • Level of care at home or at Hospice House is non-medical and supportive. At Hospice House, as in the patient’s own home, medical care continues to be coordinated by the Hospice nurse and personal physician.

Eligibility

The Hospice Support team considers requests for admission based on admission criteria and individual needs.

Cost

There is no charge for services of Hospice House & Support Care of Williamsburg.