We are thrilled to introduce our new Director Wendy Chapman RN, CHPN! Wendy comes to us bringing nearly 20 years of experience as a hospice nurse both in Livingston and Monroe counties. For the past four years, she has been the Hospice Educator for Lifetime Care. She is a certified Hospice Palliative Nurse (CHPN). Wendy is eagerly looking forward to working with the extended community in opening Patrick Place. She is excited to share her expertise with all those who feel called to this ministry; which serves not only the individual but their loved ones facing end of life. Wendy wishes to express her heartfelt gratitude to all those who through volunteerism and donations, have brought Patrick Place to a reality.
Where once stood a Wells barn today stands a modern building, Patrick Place, the newest and tenth Comfort Care Home to serve people who are in the final stages of life.
Even though opened May 2018, Patrick Place has been a labor of love for nearly ten years. It was back in 2008 that a group of Catholic parishes, Five Saints West (5SW), comprised of St. Mary of the Assumption (Scottsville), St. Columba-St. Patrick (Caledonia), St. Vincent de Paul (Churchville) and St. Christopher in (North Chili) started discussions around the feasibility of a Comfort Home to serve towns south and west of Rochester.
Known locally as Homes for the Dying, each two-bedroom Comfort Care Home works on the same model: no-cost end-of-life care provided in large part due to the enormous role of volunteers.
Patrick Place is able to serve two patients at a time, each in a modern, spacious bedroom with an attached bathroom. Patients, who have three or fewer months to live, are encouraged to make it feel as home-like as possible; families are encouraged to be part of the process.
Patrick Place provides love and support for the terminally ill in a home-like setting. Patrick Place allows them to live out their lives with the freedom to spend time with their loved ones; to talk, share and grieve.
Whether you help through monetary donations, volunteering your time, or spreading our mission through word-of-mouth, thank you. We couldn't accomplish our goals without the help of supporters like you.