What is hospice?

Hospice is a way of caring for patients with end-of-life illnesses and supporting their family and loved ones through the illness and dying process. At Niagara Hospice, we believe every day is a gift and we value quality of life for each and every patient. Niagara Hospice has been providing end-of-life care since 1988. As the only hospice provider in Niagara County, our staff and volunteers take pride in their compassionate service to others. Just one call to Niagara Hospice provides loved ones the physical, emotional, psychosocial, spiritual and bereavement care they need.

Who qualifies for hospice care?

Hospice care is appropriate for people with any advanced stage illness, not just cancer, where the prognosis is a life expectancy of approximately six months or less - if the illness runs its normal course. Some patients receive hospice care beyond six months. In fact, studies show that people with end-of-life illnesses who choose hospice care often live longer than patients who do not elect hospice services.*

The hospice team consists of:  

  • Physicians
  • Clinical Pharmacists
  • Medical Social Workers
  • Spiritual Care Coordinators
  • Massage Therapists 
  • Hospice Aides
  • Homemakers
  • Trained Volunteers
  • Allied Therapists and Support Staff
  • Bereavement Counselors 

* Journal of Pain and Symptom Management 2007;33:238-246 

Niagara Hospice is a not-for-profit charitable 501-c-3 organization recognized by both New York State and  the Internal Revenue Service.


Niagara Hospice is dedicated to providing the right care,
in the right place, at the right time.

 

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