Each of our Guests is special and unique – though we’ve found common threads in their final days. They often ask: What did my life represent? Did I say everything I wanted to say? Did I love well? Was I loved?
Our contemplative approach to care comes into play as Guests ponder those questions. We have honed a sixth sense about nuanced changes, needs, when to engage, when to pull back and when to simply be present – because sometimes the most helpful thing we can do is simply be. ABODE is a place where Guests can find peace before they die. And we honor and celebrate them every step of the way.
John Calhoun Wells
Victoria Van Winkle
About 5 percent of our Guests are veterans representing all branches of the military. We are grateful to the Jewish War Veterans for their continued support of ABODE and our Veteran Guests.
We’re especially honored when we care for Guests who served in our military. We place a flag representing their military branch outside their room. And Retired Air Force Col. Hal Smarkola makes it his mission to salute every vet who comes to ABODE.