The board, staff, and volunteers at Bampa’s House are committed to ensuring each family’s experience at Bampa’s House is one they will look back on with no regrets. We want them to remember that they were able to focus on their loved one while we provided them with a safe and comfortable place to spend their final days together.
Focus on individuals
We take an individual approach to care, focusing on each resident’s unique needs and desires. We also feel that the circle of people around the resident needs support as well. Everyone - from the resident to their family and friends - is learning to cope with a new normal. We want to ensure that they have the resources and support they need to get through this transition with dignity.
Honest, open dialogue
If given a choice, most people would shy away from talking about the dying process. However, in order to understand a person’s wishes and how to best care for them, there needs to be a willingness to ask questions and have tough conversations. Bampa’s House can help facilitate those conversations to help everyone involved be candid with their feelings and to ensure all parties feel heard and understood.
Bampa’s House was built to benefit members of the greater Corning-Painted Post community. It would not have been possible to start Bampa’s House without the generosity of the community, and it would not be possible to run Bampa’s House without the continued support and many volunteers from the community. We recognize that it is our connection with others that allows us to have a sense of belonging and feeling valued, so we at Bampa’s House want to emphasize the value of community.
Following in Bampa’s footsteps, we at Bampa’s House feel that humor is an important part of life. Even the hardest times can become easier when faced with a smile or a laugh. Bampa kept his sense of humor through his treatment and in his final days. A master of puns and a lover of trivia in general, he often tried to come up with the perfect play on words. One of our favorite jokes from these days is what Bampa called his Oncologist, whose first name is Saby. Knowing the term of endearment used between the fictional characters The Lone Ranger and Tonto (Kemosabe), Bampa began to affectionately refer to his Oncologist as “Chemo-Saby”.