Dedicated to providing a safe, comfortable, caring residence for terminally ill patients in need of a home during their final days.
The Schenectady Community Home Inc. aka Joan Nicole Prince Home opened it’s doors in 2006, after years of fundraising to open the Home. The Home was opened to help bridge the gap between end of life care and individuals in need, allowing terminally ill individuals at the end of life to die in a home environment surrounded by their loved ones and trained professionals. The home is named after Joan Nicole (Keating) Prince, a Niskayuna, NY native and young mother of four, “Joanie” who lost her battle with cancer. In her honor, her husband gave a notable donation which allowed the Home to originally open in 2006.
Our team is comprised of wonderful volunteers, community members, and partners. To learn more about our team click the link below!
Admissions & Eligibility
The Joan Nicole Prince Home provides care to terminally ill individuals in the community with the greatest need & the fewest options.
Individuals must be enrolled in the local Hospice program in order to be eligible for our Home
Additional criteria includes:
Diagnosis of terminal illness and a prognosis of 3 months or less
Do not resuscitate order (DNR); no life sustaining measures to be done
No extraordinary care needs; we must be able to provide safe & comfortable care that can be managed by volunteers
We are unable to provide IV therapy, feeding tubes, or manage difficult behaviors
Things to keep in mind:
Maximum stay is limited to 3 months in order to provide care for as many people in our community who are in need
The JNP Home is NOT a medical facility, we act as “surrogate family” in a homelike environment
The JNP Home is staffed primarily by volunteers, both male & female
Admission decisions are not based on age, creed, color, ethnic background, sexual orientation, or religious beliefs
Please direct any further questions about admissions & eligibility to the Home at (518)346-5471