Teresa House supplies basic foods such as soups, puddings, juices and breakfast foods. Families are encouraged to provide special request items according to the desires of their loved one.
Teresa House does not receive any reimbursement from insurance companies for your loved one's care. It does not bill for its services. Teresa House is a gift to the community, from the community. As it is a private, not-for-profit organization, all donations are tax deductible. Hospice will bill the health insurance company for the services of the certified hospice aide and any needed medications, supplies and equipment.
Teresa House is here to lighten the family’s load. We encourage families to be families rather than caregivers. Family help is appreciated, especially on weekends, holidays and during times of bad weather. It is helpful to know that we can count on family and friends of residents to be available if needed.
Occasionally, there are problems within the family unit. If at anytime you feel the need for a social worker or a minister, please let us know. We cannot allow family grievances to be settled at the bedside of our residents, as they are very much aware of everything and everyone around them. Your loved one is very precious to us and we take their physical, emotional and spiritual needs very seriously and will not allow harm to come to them in any way.
Because we care for up to 2 residents and their families at a time, the House can sometimes become crowded and busy. We ask that everyone works together to share the kitchen, living room and family sleeping areas.
Life is precious to us and we appreciate your trust as we care for you, as a family. If we can be of assistance to you in any way, please do not hesitate to contact us.