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.
Welcome to our New Board Members
Hospicare is pleased to announce that three new members have joined our board of directors. Please join us in welcoming Aloja Aierewele, Jerry Dietz, and Laurie J Mante! “Of all the ways that community members give to Hospicare, the gift of time is perhaps the most selfless,” said Executive Director Joe Sammons. “We are honored… 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