Hospice Mission Statement

To be the leading community resource for providing patients and families with compassionate physical, emotional and spiritual end of life care with comfort, dignity and respect.

 

Providing End of Life Palliative Care Throughout Orange County and Sullivan County NY

Hospice of Orange and Sullivan Counties, Inc. was incorporated in 1988 as an outgrowth of an initial effort in 1981 by three community nurses to provide much-needed support to individuals with terminal illnesses. In 1993, then Hospice of Orange in the Hudson Valley began serving patients in Sullivan County, subsequently becoming Hospice of Orange and Sullivan Counties, Inc. We are certified by the NYS Department of Health and The Joint Commission.

Hospice is a specialized concept of care designed to provide comfort and support to patients and their families when a life-limiting illness no longer responds to cure-oriented treatments. Hospice care neither hastens nor postpones death. The goal of hospice care is to improve the quality of a patient’s life by offering comfort and dignity. Hospice care is provided by a team approach of specially trained professionals, volunteers and family members. Hospice addresses all symptoms of a disease, with a special emphasis on controlling a patient’s pain and discomfort and also provides the emotional, social and spiritual support for the patient and the patient’s family.

Hospice of Orange and Sullivan Counties provides end of life palliative care in the Home, Hospital, Nursing Home (Skilled Nursing Facility), Group Home, Adult Care Facility or The Kaplan Family Hospice Residence, located in Newburgh. Most hospice care is provided in the home, with a family member or members serving as the primary caregiver.

Contact us for more information on our end of life palliative care services at (845) 561-6111 or info@hospiceoforange.com.