Please be advised that in response to the spread of COVID-19, we have altered our visitation policy to ensure the safety of our residents, our staff and our community.
Respite House is currently permitting a core group of four approved visitors per resident. Two visitors at a time are permitted during the day; one visitor is permitted overnight. When death is imminent, all four approved visitors will be permitted.
Please also note that visitors arriving at Respite House will be required to have their temperature checked upon entering.
For the latest visitation guidelines across The UVM Health Network, please visit https://www.uvmhealth.org/Pages/Coronavirus.aspx.
Thank you for your understanding.
The University of Vermont Health Network McClure Miller Respite House continues a legacy of high quality residential hospice care originally established by visionary community leaders in 1991 as Vermont Respite House. Respite House was designed to be a home-away-from-home for people with terminal illness and their families welcoming residents from all walks of life, from all over Vermont and from beyond its borders.
Today, the McClure Miller Respite House stays true to the original mission by continuing to offer care and support from dedicated staff and community volunteers during the last weeks of people’s lives while sustaining dignity, respect and caring relationships.
Why Choose the McClure Miller Respite House?
McClure Miller Respite House is a unique model in health care and Vermont’s only Medicare-certified inpatient hospice residence. Opened in 2016, the 21-room house offers the feeling of home with a large living room, open kitchen, and spacious resident rooms. The latest technology and essential medical and supportive equipment is integrated within the design and invisible to residents and visitors creating a warm and comfortable environment. Care is provided in the privacy of your room which includes a fully accessible bathroom and shower. As a resident of our home, your meals are also part of your care. Our kitchen is fully stocked and staff are ready to satisfy your cravings and can accommodate any dietary requirements.
Most importantly, you have the care and attention of our skilled staff and volunteers around the clock so you and your family can focus on what matters most to you.
What Does My Care Include?
The Respite House staff and volunteers are dedicated to providing a warm, caring and personalized experience for people in the final stages of life. You will receive round-the-clock care, support, and resources including:
- Nursing Care
- Physician Visits
- Pain and Symptom Management
- Medical Equipment
- Personal Care
- Emotional and Spiritual Support
- Trained Volunteers
- Complimentary Therapies
- Hospice Choir
- Grief & Bereavement Services
Directions to the McClure Miller Respite House
The McClure Miller Respite House is located at 3113 Roosevelt Highway in Colchester, VT.
- If coming from the North: Take Interstate 89, Exit 17, Route 2 (Also Route 7) South for 3.5 miles.
- If coming from the South: Take Interstate 89, Exit 16, Route 2 (Also Route 7) North for 2.8 miles.
- If coming from the East: Take Route 2A. Turn left onto Route 2 (Also Route 7). The Respite House is .5 miles on the right.
- If coming from the West: Take Route 127. Turn left at Severance Corners. The Respite House is 1 mile on the left.
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Have questions about the McClure Miller Respite House?
Call Madeline Sullivan-Drake, or use the contact form to the upper right.(802) 879-0943