The home is named after Joan Nicole (Keating) Prince, a Niskayuna, NY native and young mother of four. “Joanie” lost her battle with cancer and, in her honor, her husband gave a notable donation which allowed the Home to originally open in 2006.
Located in the Village of Scotia, The Joan Nicole Prince Home provides 24 hour bedside care for two residents at a time in a homelike environment. It is staffed primarily by volunteers and the care provided consists of laundry, meals, personal care, cleaning and support to our residents and their families.
The Joan Nicole Prince (JNP) Home is not a medical facility and it is run independently by the Schenectady Community Home, Inc. The Home collaborates with Hospice who provides the medical management for the patients as they do for anyone receiving hospice care in their own home environment. The volunteers and staff of the JNP Home become the “surrogate family” for residents.
All gifts are tax deductible. The Home is an IRS501(c)(3) charitable organization.
Joan Nicole (Keating) Prince
Criteria for Admission:
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.
Understand the JNP Home is staffed primarily by volunteers, both male & female.
Understand that the JNP Home is NOT a medical facility, care provided as “family” would provide for their own loved ones.
No extraordinary care needs; we must be able to provide safe & comfortable care that can be managed by staff and volunteers. 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 518-346-5471.
N. Balasubramanian, M.D.
Elsa Prince Broekhuizen
Elisabeth Prince DeVos
Frederick W. Erlich
Aaron & Alexis Gold
Dr. Ivan & Martha Hernandez
Don Morton, M.D
David J. Oppedisano, CPA, Esq.
Kirk Panneton, M.D.
Chris* & Beryl Schmid
Ventura (Andy) Tufano
James E. Underwood, PhD
H. Jean Wilkinson, PhD
Board of Directors
Jennifer L. Dominelli, Esq., Kevin T. Smith, CFP Presidents
Stacey Bentrovato Vice President
Kenneth McGivney, CPA Treasurer Helen Burke Secretary
Gregory W. Bellamy
Richard Fuerst, Esq.
Julia L. Hayden
John Lockwood, Esq.
Patricia Cuda Nicolella
Dorothy S. Stevens
William M. Vacca, M.D.
“ My dad was in a wonderful, warm, loving and supportive environment. I could never have asked for more for him in his final weeks.”
- Pam Haff, Daughter
Burnt Hills, NY
JNPH presents a short documentary video filmed by Mary Cordier, Union student and JNPH volunteer
with:Carol Weisse, Union professor, JNPH board member & narrator, Don Bowers, resident care volunteer, Teri Schaefer, cleaning volunteer, Meg Frank, cleaning volunteer,Pattie Baker, resident care volunteer