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Hospice of the Finger Lakes

1130 Corporate Drive, Auburn, New York 13021    (315) 255-2733

Theresa Kenny Kline, Hospice Executive Director



"Hospice of the Finger Lakes exists to offer com­pas­sionate guidance and supportive services, providing quality of life with dignity in a comforting home setting, to terminally ill persons and those who love and care for them."

Fair Haven 10th Annual Run for Hospice of the Finger Lakes will be held on Saturday, July 4, 2015. Visit our upcoming events page for more details.

What is Hospice?

The word "Hospice" originated in medieval Europe and described a place where travelers, weary from long journeys, could seek shelter, nourishment and rest.

Today the hospice concept has been adapted to mean a program of care which meets the physical, emotional, spiritual, and social needs in the familiar surroundings of the patient's home.

"Hospice provides support and care for persons in the last phases of an incurable disease so that they may live as fully and comfortably as possible. Hospice recognizes dying as a part of the normal process of living and focuses on maintaining the quality of remaining life. Hospice affirms life and neither hastens nor postpones death. Hospice exists in the hope and belief that through appropriate care, and the promotion of a caring community sensitive to their needs, patients and their families may be free to attain a degree of mental and spiritual preparation for death that is satisfactory to them"
Source: National Hospice Organization

The Philosophy of Hospice Care:

Hospice provides appropriate skilled, compassionate care to patients and their families so that they receive the support, help and guidance they need to meet the challenges of serious illness. A personalized plan of care incorporating what is important to the patient and the caregiver is developed. It is sensitive to their needs and emphasizes quality of life, and assists patients to live as fully and comfortably as possible. The philosophy of care that we call HOSPICE has been practiced in New York State for more than two decades.


Palliative Care:

Many hospice programs have added palliative care to their names to reflect the range of care and services they provide, as hospice care and palliative care share the same core values and philosophies. As defined by the World Health organization, palliative care seeks to address not only physical pain, but also emotional, social and spiritual pain to achieve the best possible quality of life for patients and their families. Palliative care extends the principles of hospice care to a broader population that could benefit from receiving this type of care earlier in their illness or disease process.
Source: Hospice and Pallative Care Association of New York State

Hospice of the Finger Lakes is on Facebook

Hospice of the Finger Lakes is now on Facebook. Be sure to visit us on Facebook.