Mt. Carmel House celebrates 40 years of end-of-life care - Catholic Courier
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Mt. Carmel House celebrates 40 years of end-of-life care

On July 16, the feast of Our Lady of Mount Carmel, the first end-of-life comfort-care home in the Rochester area will mark 40 years of operation.

Mt. Carmel House in Hilton celebrated the milestone by honoring its volunteers during an appreciation picnic June 30.

Father Jack Healy OCarm, Mt. Carmel House’s chaplain, said the comfort-care home was modeled after St. Teresa of Calcutta’s ministry to the dying. Anyone is welcome regardless of religion or state of life. Admission from referrals is based on need, and services are free of charge, he noted.

“They show the dignity and value of human life to the very end,” Father Healy said of Mt. Carmel House and other end-of-life homes.

Father Healy said that Mt. Carmel House needs more volunteers to provide companionship, light housework, grocery shopping and hands-on bodily care. Those interested in volunteering may call 585-366-4949.

EDITOR’S NOTE: A feature story on Mt. Carmel House and its history will appear in the Catholic Courier’s October Respect Life issue.

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