Orange County, New York is where Hospice of Orange & Sullivan Counties began. Prior to expanding its services to patients in Sullivan County in 1993, the organization focused on providing hospice care to residents of Orange County and was known as Hospice of Orange in the Hudson Valley. We have deep roots in this community.
Hospice teams and volunteers travel throughout Orange County to provide a range of end-of-life care and emotional support services like grief counseling and bereavement support groups to patients and families in and around:
- New Windsor
- Port Jervis
Hospice of Orange and Sullivan provides hospice care in all parts of Orange County, even smaller communities not listed above.
Our offices are located in Newburgh, which is also the home of our Kaplan Family Hospice Residence, where at-home care is reimagined. Orange County and Sullivan County residents who require 24-hour hospice care are able to reside here in their final months. In addition to being a facility for palliative care, it is also a place for patients and families alike to relieve stress and make memories. The residence offers homey rooms, recreational areas, kitchen facilities, a spa, a meditation room, gardens, and a chapel.
Beyond patients’ homes and our Kaplan Residence, Hospice of Orange & Sullivan Counties provides hospice care at Orange County locations such as Garnet Health Medical Center, Montefiore St. Luke’s Cornwall Hospital and nursing facilities throughout the area.
At nursing facilities with a Hospice presence, “home” care – the daily meals, hygiene, changing of linens, physical therapy, activities, and administering of medicine – continues uninterrupted, while the resident Hospice team provides and extra layer of end-of-life care. Hospice in nursing homes can reduce the need for costly hospital readmissions that might only serve to agitate an already-suffering patient. Rather than be transported by ambulance to a hospital, patients can, in many cases, have the same palliative care brought to them, allowing for final days spent in comfort with familiar surroundings and spiritual support. Learn more about hospice care in nursing homes, here.
Hospice of Orange & Sullivan Counties doesn’t just care for Orange County, we live in Orange County. The majority of our nurses, volunteers, and other hospice team members are Orange County residents caring for neighbors.