Serenity House FAQ


What is Serenity House?

We are comfort-care home for those who have a terminal illness and have been medically determined to be in the last three months of life. We are a service offered through the non-profit agency, Friends of Hospice of the Lakeway Area, Inc. Serenity House offers an alternative to a hospital or nursing home when care can no longer be provided in the patient’s own home.

What Do We Do?

We are a loving home environment providing patients with daily attention, personal care needs and meals. Our services are provided 24/7 by our caregivers and volunteers. We also work in conjunction with the patient’s hospice provider to ensure the professional management of medical needs, as well as emotional and grief support for both the patient and family who are facing a terminal prognosis.

Who Do We Help?

Serenity House serves all of Hamblen and its surrounding counties. Our services are for those in the most vulnerable situations. These include, but are not limited to:

  • The uninsured/underinsured
  • Those with a lack of family or social support
  • The homeless or those living in poor conditions
  • Those without a capable or responsible caregiver
  • Those who desire an alternative place to spend their days

Who Pays for Serenity House?

Serenity House is provided by Friends of Hospice of the Lakeway Area, Inc., a non-profit 501(c)3 agency. We operate solely through fundraising and donations. Our current operating expenses are approximately $150 per day, but we only ask patients for a $150 donation per week. However, patients meeting admission criteria will be accepted into Serenity House regardless of their ability to pay.