Nursing Home

Hospice services are available in a nursing home or other facility to provide an extra level of care from a team of experts in end of life care.  Hospice of Jefferson County partners with your nursing home and works with them to provide the following services:

  • Pain management
  • Specially trained nursing staff and social workers
  • Treatments and services that address comfort and quality of life
  • Family support services
  • Spiritual care
  • Bereavement services
  • And much more

Hospice will work with the staff at the facility to provide a coordinated plan of care that reflects the Hospice mission; to provide expert, compassionate, comprehensive care and services to individuals and their loved ones experiencing life-limiting illness and loss.

Studies show that patients who are referred to Hospice Care as early as possible experience a far superior quality of life, with fewer hospitalizations and a decrease in symptoms.  Referrals for Hospice Care can come from you, your loved ones, your physician, or your nursing home. Medicare-certified Hospices require physicians to certify that a patient's prognosis is expected to be six months or less.

Hospice care in nursing homes is covered by Medicare, Medicaid, and most insurance plans. Financial assistance may also be available. Please call 315.788.7323 for more information.

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Residence

Our 8 bedroom Hospice Residence provides a serene and unique home-like setting for our patients and their families.  The Residence acts as a home to our patients who cannot or choose not to stay in their own home or with a family member.  Short-term respite care is also available for all Hospice Patients and can be arranged to give the caretaker relief for up to five days.

The Hospice Residence sits on five acres with wildlife, a pond and meditation garden.  Our suites are spacious and include a sofa bed for family members to stay, private bathroom, refrigerator, television and wifi access.  All 8 bedrooms have a covered patio that overlooks the pond and grounds.  The Residence also has a family room, eat in kitchen, large patio, walking trail around the pond, meditation room and family shower facilities.

Before Admission to Inpatient Unit

  • Patient must have signed DNR order
  • Patient must be in the Hospice program

Our Dedicated Staff

Our Hospice patients are cared for by a skilled team of professionals:

  • Hospice Physician
  • RN
  • LPN
  • Trained Volunteers
  • Social Worker
  • Spiritual and Bereavement Counselor
  • Housekeeping

Services Provided

  • Pain and/or symptom management
  • Final stage of life care
  • Medical care provided by Hospice Physician
  • Family conference with Hospice Team to follow admission
  • 5 day respite care
  • Dining and personalized menus
  • Laundry
  • Family accommodations
  • You people are the best of the best.

  • I can't find adequate words to say how wonderful Hospice was to my husband and me. They brightened my day and gave me the courage to meet each day. I learned to lean on and love each and everyone. God bless them all!

  • Everyone on the Hospice team was wonderful. They were gentle, loving and very good with my mother. I learned so much from them.

  • What a great team I had! Everyone I dealt with was very professional.

  • I do not know how I would have handled or survived the care without the help of Hospice. They were there for me at all times.
  • The professionalism, compassion and respect for our child and our family are sincerely appreciated.
  • Your care was excellent. Thank you for all you did for my husband.

  • The whole team was exceptional. We could not have asked for better care for our loved one.

  • I want to thank each and every one of you for your thoughtfulness during this most difficult time. Your services were wonderful and very helpful. My sincere thanks to all of you.
  • Your nurses went over and beyond the call of duty to help us.
  • I can't find the words to say how good the hospice team was, even helping after my wife's death.
  • Words can't express how much I appreciate what all of you did for my husband. You guys just made it work so well.

1398 Gotham St.
Watertown, NY 13601

Phone: 315-788-7323
Fax: 315-788-9653

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