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

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

    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.

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    Hospice

    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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    Grief

    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

    Aug 04
    Aug 14

    Women Swimmin’ for Hospicare

    August 14 @ 6:00 am - 12:00 pm
    Aug 18

    ONLINE: Grieving Together Ongoing Support Group

    August 18 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
  • 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

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    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

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    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

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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. 



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