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Hospicare is open to serve! Our Residence is accepting patients and our clinical staff is performing BOTH home visits and telemedicine as appropriate. Due to COVID, visitation to the residence is temporarily suspended until further notice. To arrange a virtual visit or explore options for Hospicare services for you or a loved one, please call us at 607-272-0212 during business hours (M-F, 8:30am-4:30pm).

Hospicare is hiring! For more information on joining our interdisciplinary team visit our Careers Page.

How can you help? At this time we are accepting donations via our website and on our Amazon Wish-list. Check back regularly for more ways to get involved!

Our grief support groups are now online and we have several supportive programs coming up. Visit our Events page for more info.

Our Mission

Our mission is to bring medical expertise and compassionate, respectful care to people and their loved ones at any stage of a life-threatening illness, and to provide information and education about advanced illness, dying, and bereavement to the entire community.

Our Services

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    Palliative Care

    Hospice is a medical specialty that allows you and your family to focus on quality of life. We care for people in our community who are dying by providing physical, emotional and spiritual comfort.

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    Our interdisciplinary team provides support and comfort in the last six months of life by taking into consideration medical, emotional and spiritual needs so you can more fully enjoy time with loved ones. 

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    Support groups, workshops, community memorials, and private counseling sessions are available to anyone in our service area who is grieving the death of a loved one, whether or not they died on hospice.   

  • Upcoming Events

    Mar 02

    Spousal Loss Support Group: Online

    March 2 @ 12:00 pm - 12:30 pm
    Mar 03
  • Faces of Cortland

    By Barry Miller Team Member Profile: John Hughes, RN Job Title: Primary RN/Case Manager Residence: Cortland Family: Wife Liz, two children (a son who lives locally and a daughter in Norway) and three grandchildren, with one on the way. New Beginnings on the Horizon: “A current goal is to find a place with more land… Learn More

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    Winter Solace Community Memorial

    Although we could not be together in person, our virtual memorial on December 6th was incredibly moving and we thank everyone who participated, either by attending or by sending in names of loved ones.  For the first part of the memorial we took advantage of Zoom technology and broke out into small groups for intimate conversations in breakout room. We were… Learn More

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    Advance Care Planning Video

    Please enjoy an excerpt from our webinar series. The webinar series was a partnership between Hospicare & Palliative Care Services, the Bem Endowment at Hospicare, and the Ithaca College Gerontology Institute. With additional support from the Community Foundation of Tompkins County, the Funeral Consumer Alliance of the Finger Lakes, the Cancer Resource Center, and the… Learn More

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Sign up for Services »

Anyone can contact Hospicare to begin the referral process; the referral does not have to begin with a physician. To begin the process, call our admissions staff at 607-272-0212.

Get Involved » 

Hospicare relies on the generosity of our community to provide gifts of time, talent, and treasure. Become an important part of the fabric of our organization as a volunteer, a donor, or by attending one of our events. 

Advance Care Planning »

End-of-life planning creates peace of mind for yourself, and is a gift to the people you love most. Hospicare is here to support you every step of the way, from explaining the important forms to have on file and offering tips to start conversations with loved ones. 

For Medical Community»

Our individualized, patient- and family-centered care is based on the principles of comfort, dignity, and choice. Whether you are a patient, family member or a part of the medical community, It’s never too early to call and ask questions.