Webster Comfort Care Home Inc. operates a two-bed home for the dying in the town of Webster, seeking to provide comprehensive and compassionate hospice care. The organization's goal is to provide comfort care, symptom control and pain management for residents while also supporting their families.
Webster Comfort Care serves people who are in the final three months of terminal illness, as determined by a physician. The home's residents receive hands-on care around the clock, as well as meals and laundry service. Volunteers, nurses and social workers also provide companionship and emotional, social and spiritual support. All services are provided without charge to the residents.
The organization also offers training classes for volunteers and other people who want to learn about hospice care.
The organization was founded because of a suggestion from the staff of a similar home in Wayne County, where a Webster resident volunteered. The Wayne County home often had to turn away Webster residents because its priority was to serve people who lived nearer, so the staff suggested opening a comfort care home in Webster.
The volunteer and friends at a Webster church explored the idea, enlisting the help of people with legal, non-profit and medical experience. The group eventually became the corporation's board of directors, planning and raising money for the project. Community support snowballed, the group found land for construction, and Schantz Homes Inc. took on the project, agreeing to build the home and organizing support from specialized contractors and building material suppliers.
The completed home received its first residents in February 2003. Since then, Webster Comfort Care's nursing staff and volunteers have served more than 250 terminally ill people.
Executive Director Alan Jones heads a staff of three full-time employees and 11 per diem nurses. The home is at 700 Holt Road, and the organization's website is www.webstercomfortcare.org.
Financial Record Year ended June 30, 2011
Contributions and memorials $101,062 55
Net proceeds of special events 82,569 45
Interest 156 less than 1
Total revenue $183,787 100
Patient care services $126,658 75
Payroll taxes 11,746 7
Insurance 7,182 4
Depreciation 6,874 4
Utilities, telephone, cable, Internet 6,237 4
Other 10,888 6
Total expenses $169,585 100
Excess (deficiency) of revenue over expenses $14,202
Board of Directors
- Randy Powers, chairman; retired senior manufacturing consultant, Alcan Aluminum Corp.
- Barbara Darbey, vice chairwoman; executive director, Pre-Trial Services Corp. of the Monroe County Bar Association
- Wilbur Beh, treasurer; retired president, First National Bank of Rochester
- Kay Coleman, secretary; retired software engineer, First Consulting Inc.
- Robert Anderson; retired manager, marketing technical support, Eastman Kodak Co.
- David Knauss; retired manager, supply chain strategy, Xerox Corp.
- Patrick Lydon; attorney and principal, Sutter, Summers & Lydon P.C.
- Donald Young; retired quality director, motion picture films, Eastman Kodak Co.
- Jo Zimmerman; retired from the New York Office of Children and Family Services
-Researched by James Leunk
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