Thank you for your interest in donating to the 2020 Annual Appeal! Your donation helps us to continue providing compassionate and quality care to all our patients throughout Cattaraugus, Allegany, Wyoming and Genesee Counties.
HomeCare & Hospice is a not for profit 501c(3) Medicare-certified hospice program serving, Allegany, Cattaraugus, Genesee and Wyoming counties.
Every year, HomeCare & Hospice provides care to hundreds of patients and their families in Allegany, Cattaraugus, Genesee and Wyoming counties. Whether they are in their private residence, a hospital, an assisted living facility, a nursing home or one of the community comfort homes, our team of physicians, nurses, spiritual care providers, social workers and volunteers are dedicated to meet each patient’s needs. Our goal is to provide comfort and dignity for those approaching the end of life’s journey.
When a family hears the words, “there is nothing more we can do,” know that Hospice is the “more”that can be offered when a family is faced with the sadness and fear that can come from feeling lost. Our volunteers and staff are here to help patients and their families cope with these feelings and enjoy their final days to the fullest. Providing support, guidance and focused medical care for the benefit of all involved is what we do best. Walking through a process that no one anticipates can be challenging. Knowing you are surrounded by those that can help put you at ease is a gift that HomeCare and Hospice gives again and again. With Hospice, we are the more that is provided to the patient and their family.
It is HomeCare & Hospice staffs’ and volunteers’ duty, calling, and privilege to provide the care honoring one’s wishes, providing comfort based on how the patient wants to live and embrace their final days. The only way this is possible is through the generosity of our donors. Please join us in making a gift today and make a difference.
Stories of More…
As the need to stay home and be safe in our communities grew these past few months, HomeCare & Hospice continued the important work that the organization does to support our most vulnerable population. An increase in services meant being prepared, dedicated and compassionate as always towards those we serve. PPE grab bags were made for all aides and nurses continuing to see patients in their homes. Face masks were provided by a variety of volunteers for all office staff and the COVID-19 Response Fund was created to ensure all increased needs were met during this time.
“Bereavement work is a very special aspect of Hospice care. As a Bereavement Coordinator, I have been honored to accompany hundreds of grieving souls from their initial losses through healing and finally to a place of acceptance and peace. A special bond is created with the bereaved that is very different from the helping bond created with the family members during the period of the patient’s terminal illness. The sense of absolute loss of the loved one can create a seemingly insurmountable wall for the one left behind. Hospice Bereavement Coordinators go through this wall to stand with the bereaved, hold their hand, provide presence and allow the healing to begin.”
- Mrs. Janet Corrigan, LMSW and HomeCare & Hospice Bereavement Coordinator