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A Home Away From Home


Tim Barcomb and his family felt helpless and overwhelmed as they struggled to care for Tim's father, Floyd, whose pancreatic cancer had advanced beyond a possible cure. Then, they heard about Vermont Respite House.

"We walked into Respite House and found a comfortable, warm atmosphere that felt like a home," Tim said. "The staff and nursing care was outstanding. They not only made my father feel at ease in his last days, but they also supported his family and friends who surrounded him in his final hours."

Tim and his family will be forever grateful for the care Floyd received and for the final moments they were able to spend with him.

Gifts from our generous community allow us to provide care at Respite House, our home away from home for people with terminal illness. Please consider a gift to the Vermont Respite House Annual Fund and help us continue to care for families like Tim's.



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