Hospice of Orange & Sullivan Counties works tirelessly to educate our community about what we do, but now, we’d like to talk about who we are. Perhaps that should’ve been the topic of our very first blog post, but it always seemed obvious, since our identity is in our name. “Orange & Sullivan Counties” refers to more than our location. It refers to our mission and the people we’re dedicated to.

The mission of any Hospice organization is to provide compassionate, dignified end-of-life care to terminally ill patients with a prognosis of six months or fewer. In our thirty-three years serving our community, we’ve done that more than 25,000 times. That number, however, doesn’t account for patients’ family members who have benefited from the relief of professional, trustworthy at-home care and opportunities for making final family memories. We’ve given comfort to generations of Orange and Sullivan county residents, with some families having entrusted our teams with the care of multiple family members.

Hospice of Orange & Sullivan Counties has always understood that the effects of end of life extend beyond the patient. Our holistic approach to care is, therefore, a community-minded approach, as well. Never has this been more evident than in our response to the COVID-19 pandemic, during which we have extended our bereavement and grief counseling services to all residents of Orange and Sullivan counties who have lost a loved one to the virus, regardless of whether the family had utilized hospice care. Learn more about this support group and other supports, including Thriving Families, a support program for children and their caregivers.

This region is our home, and we have spent over three decades growing our organization into a supportive community member. Hospice of Orange & Sullivan Counties is hospice care for Orange and Sullivan counties. When we care for patients, we’re caring for neighbors.