A home from home at the end of life

A warm welcome!

La Maison de Tara offers an alternative to hospitalisation for people nearing the end of life who are unable to stay at home but wish to spend their final days in a non-medicalised atmosphere surrounded by warmth, care and tenderness…. a home from home.

We offer to anyone, young or old, who is seriously ill a place to stay and be cared for in a family atmosphere. La Maison de Tara commits to bring to each resident the same quality of care that a family can give.  

There is a 24 hour presence of day and night staff and well trained volunteers to ensure the comfort and security of patients. Medical and other health professionals who have been looking after  patients at home can continue this care at La Maison de Tara.

The opportunity to care for a loved one often helps to lessen the emotional suffering caused by serious illness. However, increasingly in our society, some people do not have a family or social network that is sufficiently wide to offer this possibility. Our aim, therefore, is to offer people in this position the support they need at a time of great vulnerability.

La Maison de Tara is situated in Chêne-Bougeries in the Canton of Geneva. It is a non-profit, secular foundation, officially recognised to be of ‘public utility’. Thanks to the support of several communes and some generous donors, La Maison de Tara  opened its doors in october 2011.

All costs related to medical care of the residents are covered by their medical insurance, as would be the case if they were at home. So these costs do not involve our administration.   We depend greatly on the contributions of our many skilled volunteers, which substantially reduce our running costs.  However, the rate charged for each resident’s stay is only 50% of our real costs. These include the expenses related to core professional, administrative and other requirements for the day-to-day running of the house.

So, without donors, La Maison de Tara would be simply unable to function. We really need your support. If you are able to help us please go to the page ‘Donations’ on this website.



About us

La Maison de Tara was founded in Geneva in 2007 as a public utility charity in the lineage of the Hospice Movement. Its goal is to provide patients and their family, with care and support during the last days of life.

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La Maison de Tara
79, chemin de la Montagne
1224 Chêne-Bougeries

Tél : +41 (0)22 3488666
Fax : +41 (0)22 3488664