Amidst the growing caregiver crisis in end-of-life care and the inadequate resources of the health care system, Omega Homes have emerged as havens of comfort, peace and support for people in need who are dying. Standing just outside the health care system, our innovative model offers a comfort-based, person-centered home-away-from-home for people in the last months of life.
End-of-life homes are known informally and collectively by many different names: Comfort Care Homes, Homes for the Dying, and Social Model Hospice Homes. Varying in size, appearance and internal policies, and located in multiple states across the country, we share a common foundation and philosophy.
Our homes reflect the spirit of the people and the culture of the communities that come together to create and sustain us. Omega Homes provide services without regard to race, ethnic group, religion, age, national origin, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, genetic information, disability, military or veteran status or other criteria protected by federal, state or local law.
What's an Omega Home? It's a home that's:
- designed for and totally focused on care at the end of life
- an advocate for the relief of suffering; neither prolonging nor hastening death
- inclusive and open to all people, according to local regulations
- fundamentally grass-roots in nature
- created by the local community for the local community
- independent and freestanding nonprofit organization
- funded by community and family support
- staffed by paid caregivers and volunteers who are considered “extended family”
- in a collaborative working relationship with the resident’s hospice/medical care provider
- complementary and unique to what already exists in the community
- not a hospital, nursing home, hospice, or medical facility
- simply “home and family” and carries the heart of everything that means