EVENT DATE: Oct 05, 2013
Hospice is a philosophy of care that supports terminally ill patients and their loved ones through the final stages of life’s journey. This type of care emphasizes comfort rather than cure and focuses on quality rather than duration of life. Visiting Nurse Hospice accepted its first patient in 1992. Today, our program provides end-of-life care to nearly 1,000 patients in Rochester and Monroe County each year. Our team of physicians, nurses, home health aides, counselors, and volunteers go above and beyond to make this difficult time as comfortable and dignified as possible for every patient, regardless of their ability to pay. This means not only providing pain and symptom management, but also social services, pastoral care, respite for caregivers, and bereavement support to families.