AN IMPORTANT ANNOUNCEMENT ABOUT COVID-19
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Due to COVID, all visitors are screened before entry and will be provided PPE (personal protective equipment) to be worn while in the building. We ask that no visitors congregate in common areas at this time. There may be additional visitor precautions taken during Hospicare’s 10-day observation period for new residence patients. If you have questions, please call us at 607-272-0212 during business hours (M-F, 8:30am-4:30pm).
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.
Palliative care specializes in relieving the symptoms and stress of serious illness. Symptoms may be physical, emotional, or spiritual. The goal is to improve quality of life for you and your family. Palliative care can be provided at the same time as treatment that is meant to cure you.
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.
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.
Collaboration between Hospicare and Cancer Resource Center of the Finger Lakes
Hospicare & Palliative Care Services and the Cancer Resource Center of the Finger Lakes (CRCFL) both share a common goal to be accessible to diverse populations throughout our community. CRCFL supports people living with and affected by cancer and Hospicare provides end-of-life care and grief support. Both are nonprofits serving several counties in central New… Read More
Meditative Swims for those we have Lost
(A Women Swimmin’ Participant Profile) by Erica Steinhagen “I swim in meditation to those I and others have lost.” I had decided not to bring my neoprene sleeves. It seemed so warm to me. Even at 8am, it was getting humid, and I didn’t even deign to look at the Cayuga Lake temperature abstract that… Read More
The Night You Died – a love story, a poet, and her legacy
By Jen Gabriel It was a sunny spring afternoon and an unassuming envelope arrived in Hospicare’s mailbox. Inside, a generous check and a single piece of paper. “To whom it may concern,” the letter began. “Enclosed please find my final donation. I have a terminal illness and will not be further donating to any organizations. Sincerely, Joyce McAlllister.” Joyce’s friend and caregiver,… Read More