Home Hospice Care
Hospice is a philosophy of end-of-life care rather than a physical place. Patients with a life-limiting illness, who are no longer pursuing treatment and want to spend their final days at peace and in comfort, are candidates for hospice care. Our goal is to give patients and their caregivers as much support as possible so they can live their life how they want, where they want – in a patient’s or family member’s home, in a nursing home, even in a hospital.
Home care, hospice care, hospital care
For more than a century, Calvary, a not-for-profit hospital, has been exclusively devoted to providing palliative care to adult patients with advanced cancer and other life-limiting illnesses.
Founded in 1899, Calvary Hospital is the nation’s only fully accredited acute care specialty hospital devoted to providing palliative care to adult patients with advanced cancer and other life-limiting illnesses, without regard to race, religion, or economic status.
Calvary’s continuum of care includes inpatient care, home care, hospice, bereavement care, and extensive support programs for patients, families, and friends.
We treat the physical, emotional and spiritual needs of the patient and the family. CalvaryCareSM means effective pain and symptom management along with ensuring the best quality of life for patients and their families.
Calvary Hospice is a New York State certified as well as a Medicare-certified program that provides interdisciplinary palliative care for patients. Palliative care is the active care of patients whose disease is not responsive to curative treatment.
Calvary@Home partners with patients’ families to promote the quality of life, address pain management and other symptoms, and help prepare both the patient and their loved ones for what to expect in the final days of life. Published data verifies that Calvary’s Home Care and Hospice program continues to exceed national and regional measures for the relief of symptoms.