Quick Facts

Niagara Hospice Quick Facts for Niagara County Families and the Western New York Community

  • Niagara Hospice cared for its first patient in June 1988.
  • Niagara Hospice has cared for nearly 30,000 families since 1988.
  • Niagara Hospice care is for patients with any terminal illness with a prognosis of six months or less. 
  • Care and support services are available to all family members and caregivers.
  • Medicaid-only patients can receive care sooner, for up to 12 months with a terminal diagnosis per New York State regulations.
  • Care is available in the homes of families and caregivers, area hospitals and long-term care facilities in Niagara County.
  • A majority of patients are cared for in their homes, followed by local facilities.
  • The Niagara Hospice House opened in Lockport in June 2007 and features 10 residential suites and 10 general inpatient suites. Over 15 years of service to Niagara County, the Hospice House has cared for 5,000 patients and families.
  • Hospice House is one of just 12 general inpatient hospice facilities in New York State.
  • Niagara Hospice is the only ACHC-accredited hospice in Western New York.
  • There are more than 135 Niagara Hospice volunteers who help care for and support patients and families.
  • More than 1,000 families receive support services each year from the Niagara Hospice Bereavement Department.

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