Nursing Home Program
Hospice Services in Your Local Nursing Home
Working together with the nursing home team, we provide compassionate care for patients and their families coping with a 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.
provide special hospice care. A registered nurse is available 24 hours a day to take your call. Our compassionate nurses are highly trained to: assist in patient’s plan of care and track disease progression, answer questions and offer emotional support, assess patients and consult with physicians, provide pain and symptom control.
Nurses provide skilled care such as assessment and teaching, medication administration, IV therapy, injections, wound care and catheterization.
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.
Meet with patients and families upon request to provide spiritual and emotional support.
Provide personal care and individual attention to patients
Visit with patients and provide relief for family members.
Why Hospice in a Nursing Home
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.
Hospice welcomes patients who have been diagnosed with a life threatening illness, ranging from cancer to end-stage cardiac, lung and neurological diseases.
Hospice serves patients in these nursing homes:
Cuba Memorial Hospital
Eastside Nursing Home of Warsaw
Gowanda Nursing Home
Highland Healthcare of Wellsville
LeRoy Village Green
The Absolut of Allegany
The Absolut of Houghton
The Absolut of Salamanca
The Pines – Machias Campus
The Pines – Olean Campus
Wyoming County Nursing Home Facility of Warsaw
Anyone can make the call
Anyone can make the first call to hospice- a doctor, nurse, hospice discharge planner, friend, family member or the patient.
How is service paid for?
Depending on an individual patients’ eligibility, home care is paid for by Medicare, Medicaid, group/private insurance or veterans’ benefits. Some people choose to pay for services themselves
PATIENT & CAREGIVER PORTAL
Our licensed home care program provides a wide variety of in-home care in Allegany, Cattaraugus, Genesee and Wyoming counties.
Respite care is offered to care for loved ones, allowing caregivers to take a temporary break from their
Depending on an individual patient’s eligibility, home care is paid for by Medicaid, group/private insurance or
veterans’ benefits. Some people choose to pay for services themselves.
All employees are thoroughly screened, specially trained and are supervised by a registered nurse.
Your Hospice Care Team
Your interdisciplinary team meets weekly to discuss patient's needs and any updates. The team includes, our medical director, nursing staff, spiritual care, social work and our volunteer coordinator.