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Nursing Home Program

We can provide Hospice services to patients in nursing homes

The prospect of facing advanced illness can overwhelm patients and their families. Many questions arise. Who will help us? How can I cope without my loved one? Will we get the care we need? Facing one’s own death or the death of a family member is difficult. Our hospice staff understands the special issues associated with terminal illness.

Working together with the nursing home team, we provide compassionate care for patients and their families coping with terminal illness.

We strive to enable patients to remain comfortable in a familiar and supportive environment. Through pain relief and symptom control, patients and their families can make the most of every day.

We hope, by allowing nursing home residents to face terminal illness with dignity, patients and their families are better prepared for the challenges that lie ahead.

Why Hospice care in the nursing home?

Often times, patients in health care programs face an approach which focuses only on the patient’s physical status, but fails to address other important issues.

The Hospice team understands that patients and their families face many concerns. Our interdisciplinary team of skilled health care professionals provides a well-rounded approach to hospice care. Psychological, social and spiritual care are examples of support provided to patients and their loved ones.

Registered nurses provide special hospice care. A registered nurse is available 24 hours a day to take your call. Nurses:

  • Assist in the patient’s plan of care and track disease progression;
  • Answer questions and offer emotional support;
  • Assess patients and consult with physicians;
  • Provide expert pain and symptom control.

Clinical Services compliment existing care. Residents continue under the care of the nursing home physician. Hospice medical directors offer additional expertise in symptom management.

Social Workers meet with patients and their families to assist with the emotional stress of illness and care giving. They answer questions about medical bills, advance directives and community organizations, and help in understanding and completing forms.

Spiritual caregivers provide spiritual and emotional support.

Hospice aides provide personal care and individual attention to patients.

Volunteers visit with patients and provide relief for family members. A volunteer can be an important asset as a listener and a special friend.

Bereavement counselors follow up with families for up to 12 months to help with the process. Families may attend group meetings where they can explore their grief in a safe and caring environment.

The hospice program of HomeCare & Hospice is the Medicare-certified provider of hospice services in Allegany, Cattaraugus, Genesee and Wyoming counties.

Who is eligible for our nursing home program?

Hospice welcomes patients who have been diagnosed with a life threatening illness, ranging from cancer to end-stage cardiac, lung and neurological diseases.

HomeCare & Hospice provides care in Allegany, Cattaraugus, Genesee and Wyoming Counties.

Anyone can make the first call to Hospice – a doctor, nurse, hospital discharge planner, friend or family member – or speak to the social worker at your nursing home for more information.

Hospice serves patients in these nursing homes:

  • The Absolut of Allegany
  • The Absolut of Houghton
  • The Absolut of Salamanca
  • Cuba Memorial Hospital
  • East Side Nursing Home of Warsaw
  • Gowanda Nursing Home
  • Highland Healthcare of Wellsville
  • LeRoy Village Green
  • The Pines – Machias Campus
  • The Pines – Olean Campus
  • Wyoming County Nursing Facility of Warsaw