What is ABODE
What is ABODE?
What is contemplative care?
Who is eligible for ABODE?
We welcome those in their last three months, weeks or days of life who are on hospice and in need of a place to live and/or 24-hour care during their last phase of life. We have a list of criteria that Guests must meet – primarily, our Guests must be on hospice. Your hospice social worker can refer you to ABODE by calling us at (210) 967-9891 and emailing your clinicals to us at email@example.com. Please ask that your name be included in the subject line.
Who might benefit from ABODE?
Can my family participate in my care?
Yes! ABODE encourages family visits! We’ve found that 8 am-10 pm are the best visiting hours to ensure that Guests have ample time to sleep overnight.
Where is ABODE located?
Is ABODE affiliated with any religion?
Do you have availability?
Is ABODE the right place for me or my loved one?
Staying at home to receive care at the end of life is not always possible.
The choice of location depends on your goals of care, medical condition, needs and circumstances.
- Hospitals and skilled nursing homes are medical facilities. ABODE is a non-medical residential home.
- Skilled nursing homes and most assisted living facilities (large or small) focus on long-term residents (two or more years). ABODE focuses on those in their last three months, weeks and days of life.
Those who come to ABODE have, along with their doctors, nurses and loved ones, a plan of care focused on peace, comfort and quality of life rather than on a cure or aggressive treatments.
Can I receive hospice services while at ABODE?
Do you serve Guests with dementia or Alzheimer’s Disease?
Charges and Insurance
How much does it cost?
I would like to donate to ABODE to help cover my care. How do I do that?
We appreciate donations at the beginning of your stay and every two weeks afterward. You may use our Donate button, or simply write a check.
What is the typical length of stay? Maximum stay?
Our mission is to serve those in the last three months, weeks and days of their lives. Sometimes a Guest comes to ABODE and, because of the care and love we give them, their condition improves. Other times, their needs increase so much that we can no longer safely care for them. If a Guest no longer needs the level or type of services we provide, they move to a more appropriate accommodation.
Are payments tax deductible?
Yes, donations to ABODE are tax deductible. Tax ID #27-3691295.
Life at ABODE
What is provided?
Are meals provided?
How are medications stored?
Can I smoke or consume alcohol on the premises?
What are the visiting hours?
We’ve found that 8 am-10 pm are the best hours for visiting so that Guests can get a good night’s sleep.