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


  1. Niagara Hospice cared for its first patient in June 1988.

  2. Niagara Hospice has cared for more than 28,000 families since 1988.

  3. Niagara Hospice care is for patients with any terminal illness with a prognosis of six months or less.

  4. Care and support is available to all family members and caregivers for each patient.

  5. Medicaid-only patients can receive care sooner, for up to 12 months with a terminal diagnosis per New York State regulations.

  6. Care is available in the homes of families and caregivers as well as at area hospitals and eight long-term care facilities in Niagara County.

  7. Approximately 70 percent of patients are cared for in homes and 30 percent in facilities.

  8. The Niagara Hospice House opened in June 2007.

  9. The Niagara Hospice House in Lockport is one of just 12 general inpatient hospice facilities in New York State.

  10. Niagara Hospice is the only ACHC-accredited hospice in Western New York.

  11. There are more than 135 Niagara Hospice volunteers who help care for and support patients and families.

  12. More than 1,000 families receive support services each year from the Niagara Hospice Bereavement Department.

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