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 two weeks. Respite care is first come first serve, and you must live in James City County, Williamsburg, or upper York County. While we have Covid-19 restrictions, we are not admitting respite care. 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
  • Our staff provides all medications upon admission
  • Comfort foods are available for guests
  • Bed and bath linens provided
  • We provide all necessities to care for your love done. If you have something specific you would like used, please consult staff ahead of time.
  • Spiritual care and support

Facilities and Services for Caregivers

  • Shared family quarters that include kitchen facilities and lounge areas (These areas are not currently open during Covid-19 restrictions)
  • A comfortable sleep chair in the patient’s room (No overnight visits currently allowed during Covid-19 restrictions)
  • Spiritual care and support
  • Bereavement counseling services

Admission Criteria for Services at Hospice House

  • The patient and caregiver are being served by a medical 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.


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


There is no charge to individuals or their families for the services of Hospice House & Support Care of Williamsburg.