A-Welcoming-Home-for-the-Terminally-IllThank you for your interest in Abraham House. We are a two bed nonprofit “Comfort Home” for the terminally ill.  We offer care for those who are at the end of life’s journey with a prognosis of 3 months or less.  Beginning as a grass roots effort in 1998, we moved into our elegant and comfortable Victorian home in 2002.  We will forever be grateful to Dr. Abraham Louis and Mrs. Ruth Shaheen who donated our current home located at 1203 Kemble Street, Utica, New York.

Abraham House is based on a model of a family caring for a loved one at home. We welcome guests and families to consider “Our House, Your Home.”  Since we only care for two guests at a time, we can provide one-to-one high quality loving care that you can’t get anywhere else but home.

Abraham House welcomes all faiths, backgrounds and socio-economic status.  Admission is not based on income. We do not charge for our services nor receive insurance reimbursement.

Care is provided through volunteers and staff of Abraham House who have been trained to provide quality and compassionate care for our guests. Our focus is on our guest’s comfort and dignity.  We team together with our local Hospice to provide the best possible care.

Care includes:

  • All personal care, such as bathing, oral care, toileting, feeding, transferring and repositioning of guests as well as laundry services.

  • Necessary home care equipment such as a hospital bed, wheelchair and commode.  Any additional equipment (if needed) will be arranged through Hospice & Palliative Care.

  • Medications are provided through Hospice.  Our surrogate caregivers, much like a family would do at home, will administer medications to our guests that are set up by the Hospice Nurse.


  • Two private rooms with television and shared bathroom. Guests are welcome to bring along a few personal belongings or family photos to add that home-like feeling to their room.

  • Light meals, snacks and beverages are provided.  If there are favorite foods or brands of food we do not have, we may ask the family to provide for those needs.

  • A 24 hour open-door policy exists for family & friends to visit based on desire of our guests. We do ask visitors to respect the wishes of our guests if they are tired and should need shorter visits.

  • Family members are welcome to stay in the upstairs apartment with full kitchen and bathroom amenities available.

Check out pictures of the Abraham House here!

For further information, please call Abraham House at (315) 733-8210.

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