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"We can't add days onto their lives....but we CAN add life to their final days"

Our Philosophy:

  • We believe that the process of dying is a stage of life that should be validated.
  • Our volunteers have been specially trained in the skill of active listening and will emotionally be where the resident is, sharing their joys, fears, and reminiscences. 
  • The staff and volunteers will ensure a safe, loving environment for the residents and their family and friends.

Who Do We Serve?

  • House of Grace is nondenominational.  Admission is based on need, regardless of gender, race, religion, or age. 
  • Our residents may not have a home with the space or set up for the medical care they need.
  • A family member may need to continue employment outside the home and is not able to provide round the clock supervision and care.
  • We provide an alternative to a hospital or nursing home stay
  • Perhaps a resident's home is far from area loved ones, moving them to our facility in Glens Falls makes it easier for loved ones to visit regularly
  • Our service area includes Warren, Washington, Essex, Hamilton and Saratoga counties and the entire "North Country" of upstate New York/Adirondack region.

Our Services:

  • We offer a true home.  A place to live and accept life's end in peace and comfort.
  • While we are not a hospice facility, all residents will be pre-enrolled in the High Peaks Hospice Program and receive full hospice services.
  • Our volunteers provide compassionate care, social stimulation and active listening.
  • There is a full kitchen where residents and/or their loved ones can prepare meals; or our volunteers & staff can prepare them.  Meals-on-Wheels may also be utilitzed to provide afternoon and evening meals on request.  We ask that residents and their family provide their resident's groceries if financially able. 
  • Each of the two resident's spacious, private bedrooms have a sofa-bed that families can use, if needed, in spending the night with their loved one.  We have a completely ADA compliant bathroom with walk in shower.  Also, a quiet room is located downstairs for the family.

The House of Grace of the Adirondacks, Inc. receives no direct medical care funding. As a 501 C 3,  nonprofit organization, we are totally dependent on the generosity of our local communities for financial and material support.  We do request a room rental donation to assist us in covering some of our day to day resident care services. With that support House of Grace will continue its much needed Mission. 

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 Admission Criteria for House of Grace of The Adirondacks, Inc.

  • Diagnosis of a terminal illness/Physician prognosis of three months or less
  • Do not Resuscitate Order signed and in place
  • Power of Attorney and Health Care Proxy in place
  • Pre-enrolled in Hospice- this can be done as part of our admission process     
  • Understand that we are staffed 24 hours a day, with male and female volunteers as well as per diem staff
  • Must be able to be safely and comfortably managed by paid staff, volunteers, and family
  • No IV's or feeding tube
  • No injections
  • Room rental donation requested*
  • Admission is not determined by age, gender, creed, color, ethnic background, or religion
  • Written plan by the family in the instance that a resident no longer meets the criteria for Hospice or House of Grace, the house cannot manage them, or the House needs to close due to financial shortfall
  • PRI and Screen completed within a month. The PRI and Screen is used to determine the level of care and appropriateness of placement should the individual need to be transferred to another facility.
  • With the above criteria met, resident selection is based upon the person or situation that presents the most significant or immediate need.
  • Above criteria subject to change depending on circumstances
  • *A room rental donation policy was implemented in 2014 to assist us with financial support relating to the day-to-day resident care services, however no one is turned away due an inability to pay for their stay.

 

  "We allow our families & friends to enjoy the role of loved one, rather than the role of (medical) caregiver"
 






- Ameila Burr



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33 Henry Street Glens Falls, New York 12801
Phone: 518-793-8509
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