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Due to COVID, we only allow two visitors to visit with a patient at a time during the hours of 10am-12pm and 3pm-7pm. 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.
Training the Next Generation of Hospice-Minded Doctors
My name is Dr. Lucia Jander. I am the medical director for Hospicare & Palliative Care Services. You may know that Hospicare provides hospice, palliative care, and grief support to people living in Cortland and Tompkins counties, but did you know that we also recently started a new program training medical residents? Since May of… Read More
Writing Your Loss
By Jane Baker Segelken MA, MSW Much research has been done about the therapeutic benefits of writing, something I can attest to from personal experience. My interest in expressive writing began many years ago when I first started keeping an informal journal and wrote about some of my life’s more difficult experiences. While participating in… 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