We welcome our new Chamber Member Hospice & Palliative Care, Inc.
Hospice & Palliative Care, Inc. (HPCI), established in 1977, is a designated 501(c)(3) charitable organization that provides a holistic approach to end-of-life care. HPCI provides quality, compassionate end-of-life care to the terminally ill and their families in Oneida, Herkimer, and eastern Madison Counties. Its physical office is located at 4277 Middle Settlement Rd., New Hartford, NY.
In 2020 HPCI served 851 hospice patients and families. Hospice is end-of life care. We provide comfort and support to those with life limiting illnesses and for their families by attending to their physical, emotional, and spiritual needs. Our team of professionals include doctors, nurses’ aides, social workers, spiritual care coordinator, volunteers and bereavement counselors who empower and educate families during this vulnerable time. Of those 851 hospice patients, 85 were veterans that were honored through our We Honor Veterans program.
HPCI is the only hospice that provides services to patients and families residing in these areas. These patients are served in their own homes, the Hospice Siegenthaler Center, the Abraham House (Utica) DDSO homes, the Rome Abraham House, and local nursing homes. In addition, it utilized 59 trained volunteers to provide 733 hours of service.
Did you know?
- Hospice provides specialized nursing care to the patient and controls the symptoms associated with a life-limiting illness that can enable the patient to participate in activities they enjoy.
- Social Workers can offer guidance, emotional support, and at times, just a shoulder to lean on.
- The Spiritual Care Coordinator is available to offer spiritual guidance and support during the stressful time.
- Hospice provides, and pays for, medications, equipment and supplies related to the hospice patient’s terminal illness, which reduces financial stress.
- Hospice aides and LPN’s can assist with personal care such as bathing, dressing, light housekeeping, meal preparation and feedings.
In 2020 HPCI served 169 A.I.M Palliative Care patients and their families. Palliative care is specialized medical care for people living with a serious illness. This type of care is focused on providing relief from the symptoms and stress of the illness. The goal is to improve quality of life for both the patient and the family.
The A.I.M. Palliative Care team focuses on quality of life. They treat people suffering from the symptoms and stress of serious illnesses. The goal of palliative care is to relieve suffering and provide the best possible quality of life for patients and their families. Symptoms may include pain, depression, shortness of breath, fatigue, constipation, nausea, loss of appetite, difficulty sleeping, and anxiety.
HPCI also served hundreds of hospice bereaved individuals through one-on-one counseling, support groups, and other grief support activities for thirteen months after the death of the patient. Hospice also provided its bereavement support groups to community members at no charge.
Most patients and families who receive hospice care say they wish they had known about it sooner. Our medical directors and hospice and palliative care team are here to help you determine if you or a loved one qualifies for hospice or palliative care services. Call 315-735-6484 or visit their website at www.hospicecareinc.org to learn more about their services.