Amenities and General Information

General Information about Park House:

Air Conditioners
Feel free to bring your own air conditioner, but installation must be approved by the Executive Director and paid for by the resident. There will be a charge of $15.00 per month for any month in which the air conditioner is used.

Appliances
Cooking is NOT allowed in resident rooms. Use of individual refrigerators is discouraged. A fee of $5.00 per month will be charged for a private refrigerator. Appliances such as hot plates, microwave ovens, and electric kettles are prohibited.

Automobiles
A parking lot is located at the rear of Park House.

Baths
There are both private and semi-private baths.

Cleaning
Resident rooms will be cleaned monthly and bathrooms and all shared spaces will be cleaned weekly by our housekeeping staff. Additional cleaning is the responsibility of the resident.

Couples
Couples are encouraged to apply for residency.

Doctors
Gifford Valley Health Center is in close proximity to Park House.

Elevator
An elevator serves the first, second and third floors.

Fire Safety
Park House is a Vermont Department of Public Safety approved facility. Fire drills are held with all residents. As would be true in a real fire, the elevator may not be used during fire drills.

Furniture
Residents are encouraged to furnish their own rooms. Park House has some basic furniture available if needed.

Home Health
Home health care is available through the Visiting Nurse Alliance of VT/NH and must be arranged for by the resident and his/her doctor.

Insurance
Tenant Homeowners Coverage is available from insurance companies for those who wish to insure personal property. Park House does not insure a resident’s property.

Kitchen
Residents are encouraged to participate in meal preparation. Cooking is NOT permitted in resident rooms.

Laundry
Coin-operated washers and dryers are located on the first and second floors.

Location
Park House is located in Rochester Village at the corner of Park Row and Route 100 (16 Park Row), and is within a short walking distance of the business district, churches, library, and schools.

Mail
Rural Delivery is made to Park House. Each resident has an individually keyed mailbox.

Meals
Three meals are served daily. With advance notice and for a small charge of $5.00 each, guests are welcomed for meals.

Oxygen Concentrators
A fee of $15.50 will be charged for the use of an oxygen concentrator, based on amps used per 24 hours.

Prescriptions
Since there is no pharmacy located in Rochester, prescriptions and special medical supplies must be obtained out of town, or received through the mail.

Rent
Rents are affordable. You may qualify for a housing subsidy through the VSHA if your annual income is less than the established amount.

Rooms
Rooms, which are all different, are selected on a first come, first served basis. A specific room may be reserved prior to actual arrival by paying the monthly rent in advance.

Special Services
•Monthly cleaning of your bedroom
•Weekly cleaning of your bathroom
•Cleaning of all common areas
•Use of a TV and VCR/DVD, as well as other conveniences and courtesies.

Short Term Rental
Short-term rental is available. Arrangements and charges need to be discussed personally and individually with the Executive Director.

Smoking
Smoking is not permitted at Park House.

Telephones
All rooms have private telephone outlets. Each resident must arrange privately for connection and billing with the telephone company.

Television
Each room has a cable TV connection. There is a monthly cable charge of $35 for cable users, payable to Park House.

Transportation
Transportation is arranged with the Stagecoach, Inc. for a small fee.