A Palliative Care Program of HomeCare & Hospice
The prospect of facing advanced illness can overwhelm patients and their families. Our staff understands the special issues associated with terminal illness.
With the in-home services provided through Comfort Partners, patients and their families learn strategies for living with chronic disease and receive aid with advance care planning. The care team is a valuable resource for the patient’s physician and they frequently communicate with the primary care physician.
Who is Eligible
The Comfort Partners palliative care program was developed in association with Independent Health, Univera, Blue Cross/Blue Shield and those willing to pay privately.
Additionally, to be eligible a patient must be facing a serious progressive illness, including, but not limited to:
- Cancer (metastatic/recurrent)
- Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD)
- Congestive Heart Failure (CHF)
- Progressive neurological disorders
- Advanced Alzheimer’s disease or other forms of dementia
- End stage renal disease
- Stroke (with decreased function by at least 50%)
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.
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.