It’s never too early to call us and ask questions!

  • Our Mission

    Hospicare is a 501c3 nonprofit organization. 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. We have been providing care in our community for 40+ years.

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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    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

    Tue 26

    Spousal Loss Support Group: Registration closed

    September 26 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
    Thu 28

    Men’s Grief Support Group

    September 28 @ 5:30 pm - 6:45 pm
  • Welcome to Our New Board Members

    We are so pleased to welcome three new board members to our team. Read on to learn more about Kathy, Kenneth, and Mary. Kathy Schlather Kathy Schlather has lived with her husband, Ray, on the West Hill of the City of Ithaca since 1973. She is a graduate of the school of Human Ecology at… Read More

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    Bereavement Library

    Our Bereavement Library provides an assortment of information and is available to those interested in learning more about grief and loss. There are lending libraries in the Ithaca office (located in the lower level in the bereavement area) and the Cortland office (located in the large conference room) where books are available for self-checkout. Each… Read More

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    Hospicare 101: It’s All About Living

    by Jane Baker Segelken, MA, MSW, part of the Social Work team at Hospicare & Palliative Care Services Many of us are familiar with the statement “hospice isn’t about dying, hospice is about living.” But what does that really mean? When I first became involved with hospice, I quickly realized it’s about quality of life,… 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.