formerly Southern Tier Hospice and Palliative Care


Diagnostic Specific Programs

  • "Our family would like to thank everyone involved in my husband's care. You helped us to fulfill his final wish and make his final journey from home. You are all amazing and special; you took great care of him as well as his family."

  • "Your caring staff is so valuable to families during critical times. Your support is very comforting and appreciated. We are truly grateful."

  • "We were blessed with the loving care you gave our Dad. The nurse was great and treated him like he was part of her family. We are forever grateful for all of you. Thank you."

  • "To the Hospice folks, words cannot express our thanks and appreciation for your tender touch and loving professionalism during our Dad's illness. We will always remember our nurse's expert skills and abilities as well as her personal touch. "

  • "We want to thank everyone who cared for our Mother. Everyone was so nice and caring and went over and beyond what we could have hoped for. Thank you all."

CareFirst realizes that each patient brings unique needs and strengths. Where traditional hospice programs grew out of cancer care, such care plans do not necessarily apply to other diagnoses. Knowing that one size may NOT necessarily fit all, CareFirst developed hospice programs tailored to the needs of other, non-cancer patients. 

These programs utilize the current best practices for disease management, medication use, symptom tracking and care giving education for each diagnosis. Using these tools, CareFirst is able to maximize functioning, minimize symptom load, avoid unwanted hospitalizations, and increase patient and family satisfaction. We work as the physicians’ ears, ears, and hands in the home, ensuring that the care plan is adhered to. 

Please review these explanations for each of our diagnostic-specific Hospice programs:

LifeBeat: Cardiac disease specific Hospice care

Breath: Respiratory disease specific Hospice care

Living with Dementia: Dementia specific Hospice care

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Tonight members of our team attended a fundraising dinner for Bampa's House - Corning Comfort Care, Inc.! What a fun event celebrating life!

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We might be biased, yet we think our team of doctors, nurses, social workers, spiritual care coordinators, volunteers, and administration are pretty special!

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