ROME, N.Y.- Abraham House has a new location in Rome.
The six-bed house opened Thursday evening on North Washington Street. Abraham House already has a two-bed location in Utica, and now they have expanded to Rome.
It’s designed for Hospice patients who are terminally ill in their last stages of life.
Six guests and their families will be able to be served at the home.
Abraham House’s Executive Director Gina Ciaccia tells NewsChannel 2 that it is just the third facility of its size in New York State.
"We wanted to expand our services, nothing existed in Rome to serve the terminally ill. We worked with Mayor Izzo, we worked with Rome Hospital, and here we are two years later." Ciaccia says.
The care and support needed for the patients and their families is provided free of any financial burden.