HomeCare & Hospice, which provides medical care and emotional support for patients and their families coping with life-limiting illness, will begin providing flowers to hospice patients in the surrounding areas in collaboration with Canticle Farm.
“Just as St. Francis cared for people with life-limiting illness with his ministry of love, presence, and compassion, it is natural for Canticle Farm, a ministry of the Franciscan Sisters of Allegany, to partner with HomeCare & Hospice.” Gina Anderson, Executive Director of Canticle Farm said. “I have a great love of both organizations, as I’ve served with both! As a chaplain with HomeCare & Hospice, I remember wishing that I could bring some beauty & soul of Canticle Farm to enhance the final days of the patient’s earthen journey. We have dedicated land, time, and talent to cultivate the flowers from seed to bouquet. I’m thrilled that so many in the community, including the Allegany Garden Club, have rallied in support of this offering of love and beauty.”
“We are so excited for this opportunity to connect with Canticle Farm to bring joy to our patients and their families as they navigate this difficult time,” said Melissa Sullivan, Chief Executive Officer of Community Care of WNY, which includes HomeCare & Hospice and Total Senior Care.
For more information on the services offered by HomeCare & Hospice or to make a referral, please visit homecare-hospice.org or call (716) 372-5735.
If you are interested in being a part of this effort please contact Canticle Farm at 716-373-0200 x3358 to volunteer or to sponsor a bouquet please visit our website at CanticleFarm.org.