Every Moment is to Be Treasured! Every phase of life has its own challenges and rewards. Hospice Care exists to provide support on every level from the moment your illness becomes life limiting.
Hospice is dedicated to providing comfort care and pain control, so that patients and families can experience the full meaning of this phase of life. Hospice provides a team of medical, spiritual, compassionate care in your home or in the Hospice Residence.
We continue to care for our patients at home and in our Residence during the COVID-19 pandemic. During this time, we ask that families and friends work with us by following our new visitor restrictions to help keep everyone healthy and safe.
Residence Visitor Restrictions: Until further notice, all visitors to the Residence are restricted to no more than two (2 visitors) per patient at a time. Please do not enter if you have any signs of fever, cough or any respiratory infection. All visitors will be asked to sign the visitor log at the reception desk upon entering (date and time included.) Also, each visitor will be asked to complete a screening form and submit the form to the nurses station. No exceptions.
Homecare Patients: To ensure the safety and well-being of our homecare patients and their families, please call the family before visiting and do not visit if you have any signs of fever, cough or any respiratory infection.
All restrictions are subject to change. We will continue to care for our patients and monitor this pandemic. If you have any questions, please call Hospice at (315)788-7323. Thank you for helping to keep our community healthy and safe.
We are pleased to announce that our revised Residence Expansion project is moving ahead with great speed. To reduce the cost, the scope of the project is now four new patient rooms, instead of eight. This was done in response to the realization that state grant funding would not be available in light of the tremendous cost of the COVID-19 pandemic. The four new patient rooms will be similar to the current residence rooms. There will be additional acoustics in this wing to care for a wider range of symptomatic patients, improving the serenity and privacy of the environment for all patients and families.
Though we don’t like to think about it, an accident or change in health can happen to anyone. That’s why it’s important for everyone, regardless of age or health, to have a plan that documents our health care wishes should we become unable to make important treatment decisions or communicate our choices.