ARCH - Addison Respite Care Home

Compassionate end of life care in a home-like setting

When home is not an option, welcome to ARCH, the end of life suites at UVM/Porter Medical Center, Middlebury VT. ARCH believes that every person should be able to die in comfort and with dignity. Working collaboratively with partners, ARCH educates and advocates for compassionate end of life care, with special attention to accommodating those who are unable to complete their lives in their own home.

”As a society we have no greater responsibility than to be sure those among us with life limiting illness or those nearing the end of life and their families get the best possible care”, Allan Ramsay, MD, Member Green Mountain Care Board

ARCH was founded in response to local need with community financial support in 2004. ARCH had established four end of life rooms at UVM/PMC by 2011 and ARCH Suites renovations, combining comfortable spaces for patients as well as families and friends were completed in 2018. The development of ARCH is a response to the care and well-being of families with this philosophy: “When the end is near, who can experience too much love, too much respect?”