Peace of mind has a home address...
On a quiet street in Auburn, New York, flowers and shrubs edge the front lawn of a single-story house. In the back, a broad deck overlooks a sunny garden.
Inside are two spacious bedroom wings, each with adjoining seating areas and a full bathroom. Each windowed suite creates a comfortable, private space for a terminally ill resident and visiting loved ones. Pastel sheet sets adorn motorized, cherry-finished hospital beds. A flat-screen TV and remote bring cable choices to each resident; furnishings include an assistive recliner. Common areas include a living room, dining room, kitchen and bathroom.
It feels like home because it is home – home for the residents who come to Matthew House to reach the end of life in peace and dignity.
...where love is always welcome.
The heart of Matthew House is the loving end-of-life care rendered to our residents by professional staff and carefully trained volunteers. Respect and compassion are the hallmarks of this comfort care, and extend also to the families and friends who spend time here with loved ones.
Since our opening in 2002, Matthew House has welcomed more than 300 residents. Some were with us for weeks or months, some only days. All brought their unique personalities and stories, and in turn became part of our growing family.
We are thankful for the many lives – the laughs, tears and countless kindnesses – that have made Matthew House a home where love is always welcome.