Care and Support
Expert care & support from the specialists in symptom management & comfort for Niagara County residents facing end-of-life situations.
Since 1988, Niagara Hospice has been privileged to serve more than 27,000 Niagara County residents and their families.
Thanks to a dedicated and hard-working staff, volunteer corps and partners in care, Niagara Hospice has evolved to meet the increasing needs of the seriously ill and their families.
Hospice care is appropriate for people with any advanced stage illness, not just cancer, where the prognosis is a life expectancy of approximately 6 months or less – if the illness were to run its normal course. Some patients receive hospice care beyond 6 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.*
* Journal of Pain and Symptom Management 2007;33:238-246
Expert care and personalized support from specialists in symptom management and comfort for end-of-life situations.
Every family’s situation is unique. Niagara Hospice provides support and essential services for families to help them care for their loved one.
Pathways palliative care program provides case management support and services to individuals living with serious and progressive illness.
Niagara Hospice offers a dementia patient care and family support program. We have a dedicated dementia care team that ensures the highest level of care for our patients and comprehensive support for their families.
The hospice team consists of:
- Clinical Pharmacists
- Medical Social Workers
- Spiritual Care Coordinators
- Massage Therapists
- Hospice Aides
- Trained Volunteers
- Allied Therapists and Support Staff
- Bereavement Counselors
- Pet Peace of Mind
Niagara Hospice’s dedication to providing the highest level of care is recognized by the Accreditation Commission for Health Care (ACHC). This accreditation demonstrates a commitment to providing quality care and services to consumers through compliance with nationally recognized standards.
Hospice gives hope for comfort when a cure is no longer feasible; hope that a secure, familiar care setting can be enjoyed; hope for personal dignity and freedom from unwanted procedures. Additionally, Hospice gives hope that the family will be nurtured and supported, even after the death of their loved one. Many of our families have told us that choosing Niagara Hospice allowed them to spend more precious time to be together.
Every family’s situation is unique. You do not have to face a late-stage illness alone – we are only a phone call away.
Our family always puts yours first during difficult times. Call 716-HOSPICE or (716) 439-4417 to speak to a nurse and learn more about how we can help your entire family.
Niagara Hospice is the only Western New York hospice accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Health Care (ACHC).
We will come to you to provide physical, emotional and spiritual care.
Niagara Hospice provides expert, specialized care and personalized support to Niagara County residents, families and caregivers facing any type of terminal illness with a prognosis of six months or less.
We care for any terminal illness:
- Heart disease
- Lung disease
- Alzheimer’s disease & dementia
- Renal disease
Symptoms that can lead to eligibility:
- Frequent falls or infections
- Frequent hospitalizations or emergency room visits
- Unexplained weight loss or loss of appetite
- Shortness of breath
- Requiring more assistance with daily living activities
Most referrals start with a call from families:
When a family member calls, we respond promptly to set up an evaluation. You will receive the full attention of our doctors, pharmacist, nurses, social workers, spiritual counselors and home health aides. We manage symptoms and ease pain to reduce patient discomfort and caregiver stress. Our services are available in family and caregiver homes, hospitals, skilled nursing facilities and Niagara Hospice House. The sooner we receive a call, the longer we can support your family’s needs. Call us anytime; our admission nurses are available 24/7.
Proudly serving Niagara County residents since 1988.
Anyone can make a referral:
4675 Sunset Dr.
Lockport, NY 14094
“The care my wife received was phenomenal. I always felt like we were the priority. The visits by the nurse when my wife wasn’t feeling well were so helpful when I didn’t know what to do.”
-Robert, Niagara Falls