In the fall of 2006, Cheryl Pletcher shared her dream of establishing a comfort care home for the residents of North Carolina. Her vision was for a home where terminally ill residents could spend their final days in peace and comfort, receiving round the clock care from volunteers. Ideally, the home would have a quiet s setting, would contain two resident bedrooms and areas of solitude for family members.
Mooresville community support was led by Centre Presbyterian Church who has partnered with the Carolina Comfort Coalition by leasing the church manse for one dollar a year. With two resident suites, a family bedroom, and lovely living areas, the home has already been a haven for 87 families as of 2010. Staffed and enhanced by volunteers, the house boasts amenities such as an enclosed porch and a serenity garden with wheelchair accessible paths.
Volunteers from the area have provided over 1,000 hours of care each month. Loving care is provided free of charge. The need for this service in the community is great. To date, Serenity House has received over 250 requests for admission.
With the amazing support of the community, the dream of a comfort care home in NC came true. Serenity House is now a valuable part of end of life care in the Lake Norman area.