We’ll Speak To Your Group

As part of our commitment to community education, several of our staff members are available to speak to groups about serious illness, bereavement and the services provided by Hospicare & Palliative Care Services. We have given presentations to nursing home staff, schools, community groups, faith communities, and human service agencies.

To inquire about booking a talk or webinar email us or call 607-272-0212.

Programs Hospicare Offers to the Community

All programs can be offered in person or over Zoom. Our specially trained staff members will speak with your community group or class, a group of medical professionals, or at a care facility.

Hospicare 101

An introduction to the services of Hospicare & Palliative Care Services. Hospicare & Palliative Care Services uses an interdisciplinary team approach to providing care to patients, families and caregivers in Cortland and Tompkins counties. We provide emotional, medical and spiritual support, and patients have access to care from physicians, nurses, social workers, grief counselors, home health aides and volunteers. Hospicare also offers grief support services for all those who live in Tompkins or Cortland Counties, regardless of whether your loved one used Hospicare services.

Dealing with Loss

Join us for a special program on grief and loss. We offer a variety of special programs throughout the year on grief and loss. We also address this topic in presentations to the community. Workshops include our “Grief 101” series, “How Men Grieve” and “Coping with the Holidays”.

Grief is the natural response to profound loss and is the expression of the strong bond you had with the person who died. No two people grieve in exactly the same way, and how we express our grief is influenced by many things, such as our religious and personal beliefs, the circumstances of the death, and how we dealt with previous losses.

Participating in this programs provides you with the opportunity to share thoughts, feelings, and experiences with others in similar situations and can enhance the healing process and reduce a sense of isolation.

Advance Care Planning

Establish your goals and overcome your fears. Death is a part of life, and planning for it can make all the difference to the emotional health of those you leave behind. Talk will cover:
• The importance of advance care planning
• Guidance in filling out Health Care Proxy, MOLST and other important forms
• How to start the conversation with your family and other loved ones

Palliative Care

What is palliative care and how can it benefit you or your loved one? Palliative care is specialized medical care that focuses on relieving symptoms and stress at any stage of a serious illness. The goal of palliative care is to improve quality of life for both the patient and the family. Learn more about palliative from the Hospicare team. 

How to Make a Death Binder: A Gift to Your Loved Ones

A death binder or “in case of death file” is a tool to help organize and keep all your important documents, financial records and personal wishes in one place. Preparing a death binder or file can make it much easier for your loved ones in the event of your death. Workshop provides an overview of important documents to include and ideas about how to organize them.

For skilled nursing facilities, assisted living facilities, and doctors offices we offer provider orientation, coaching on having difficult conversations, and training on when to refer to hospice.

To inquire about booking a talk or webinar email us or call 607-272-0212.