Teresa House is a comfort care home located in Geneseo, NY 14454

Teresa House is a compassionate and caring comfort care home for the terminally ill in Livingston County. It is a true home-like setting located in the Village of Geneseo. Our primary goal is to provide comfort care, symptom control and pain management for our residents, as well as to be a source of respite care for the families. Hands-on resident care is provided around the clock, along with meals, laundry, companionship, as well as emotional, social and spiritual support through volunteers, nurses and social workers. Comfort care does not cure or change the course of a terminal illness. We do not use intravenous fluids, feeding tubes or CPR (resuscitation). It ensures that comfort care, pain management, and symptom control will accompany a natural death process, in an atmosphere filled with love.
No, Teresa House is not for Livingston County residents only. These services were formed in Geneseo as a result of the growing need for such a home in Livingston County, but are not limited to these areas.
Admission to Teresa House is based on need with preference given to those residents of Livingston County who do not have safe care at home. Religious faith, race and gender are not considerations for admission. The resident’s personal physician will have determined that they are in the last stages of life due to a terminal illness. Referrals are welcomed from area hospitals, physicians, social workers, family members, and Livingston County Hospice.
Teresa House is a tax-exempt, non-profit organization. All financial support for Teresa House comes from donations, memorials, bequests, grants, individuals, businesses, service organizations, churches and fund-raising events. We also receive funding through the Livingston County United Way and SEFA, (State Employees Federated Appeal). We do not receive insurance reimbursement, State or Federal aid.
Yes!!! Definitely!! We would not be able to operate without the help of our wonderful volunteers. There are many different volunteer roles, so please consider your individual gifts and how you might utilize those. Click HERE for a description of all the volunteer roles and how to get a volunteer application. The greatest need is for Resident Care volunteers. It is not necessary to have a nursing background, as we will provide no-cost complete training (in-house training by our staff). If you prefer not to work directly with residents, there are numerous other positions available to accommodate your needs. If you feel led to volunteer in any capacity, we strongly encourage you to call Teresa House so that we may discuss it with you. Call 243-1978 and ask for the volunteer coordinator.