The Hospicare Blog

Make a Referral (aside)

Anyone can contact Hospicare to begin the referral process; the referral does not have to begin with a physician. If you’re ready to make a referral, call our admissions team at 607-272-0212. Make a Referral

For Patients » (aside)

As a hospice patient (or caregiver of a hospice patient), you are in control. We’re here to support you in doing what you love and spending time with the people you love.

Palliative Care (aside)

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.

Grief (aside)

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.   

Hospice (aside)

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. 

Surviving the Holidays

The loss of a loved one can feel especially poignant around holidays, birthdays, anniversaries or other special times. Holidays like Mothers’ Day or Fathers’ Day can be difficult for those who have lost a parent or a child. For grievers who have lost a parent, seeing others celebrating their parents can be painful. For those…

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Losing My Mother and My Touchstone

How support groups brought consolation By Edie Reagan, M.Div., LMSW Late one autumn afternoon, some years ago, my mother died.  Although I had experienced other losses—that of a brother and a much-loved sister-in-law— the death of my mother struck me at my core, in a way that I had never before experienced. She was an…

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Creating a Family Gift

Holidays can be extremely difficult for those who have experienced the death of a loved one, especially during the first year after the death. At a time when everyone is supposed to be thankful, happy and enjoying themselves, the bereaved often feel sad, depressed, and lonely. Remembering a loved one at the holidays can provide…

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