Admission Criteria

Criteria for Admission at The Gateway House of Peace


  • Diagnosis of terminal illness, enrolled in hospice and a prognosis of 3 months or less.
  • Do not resuscitate order (DNR); no life sustaining measures to be done.
  • No extraordinary care needs; we must be able to provide safe & comfortable care that can be managed by staff and volunteers.

Please understand the Gateway House is staffed primarily by volunteers, both male & female.

Gateway House is NOT a medical facility; care provided as “family” would provide for their own loved ones. We are unable to provide IV therapy, feeding tubes, or manage difficult behaviors. Admission decisions are not based on age, creed, color, ethnic background, sexual orientation, or religious beliefs.

With the above criteria in mind, resident selection is based on the person with the greatest need and fewest options. Maximum stay is limited to 3 months in order to provide care for as many people in our community who are in need.

Please direct all further questions regarding admission eligibility and/or to tour our lovely Home to 518- 450-1273