Rosalie McEvily, Margo Shaw, Barb Schrouder. Back row: Nancy Kays, Bill Kays, Bill Schrouder, Bob Shaw, Betty Rakovan, Tom Rakovan, and Bill McEvily. Absent: Rick and Jean Thomspon

Rosalie McEvily, Margo Shaw, Barb Schrouder. Back row: Nancy Kays, Bill Kays, Bill Schrouder, Bob Shaw, Betty Rakovan, Tom Rakovan, and Bill McEvily. Absent: Rick and Jean Thomspon

How We Began

Conceived of need and compassion, born and nurtured by six caring local couples, and built by a most generous community, the Keuka Comfort Care Home opened its arms in September of 2007 to area families in need of terminal care for a loved one.

This state-of-the-art terminal care facility was drafted and adapted from borrowed plans, erected entirely by volunteers, and constructed at roughly one-third of budget due to an unusually large number of in-kind donations from local contractors and suppliers. After nine months of extraordinary communal efforts, the Keuka Comfort Care Home was ready to accept its first residents on its bucolic hillside overlooking Keuka Lake.

The need for a local comfort care facility was realized when a common friend of local residents decided it was unacceptable for Yates county-area residents to travel long distances to visit terminally ill loved ones. They came together to initiate a change, and 2 years later the Keuka Comfort Care Home is in operation. KCCH has already proven to be a valuable asset to our community. We will forever be grateful for the effort of the start-up committee, comprised of Bill & Rosalie McEvily, Bill & Barb Schrouder, Rick & Jean Thompson, Bill & Nancy Kays, Tom & Betty Rakovan, Bob & Margo Shaw.