formerly Southern Tier Hospice and Palliative Care


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  • "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 offers professional education for you and your staff focused on palliative care, hospice and many end-of-life issues. This is available to you completely free of charge.

The presentation of this education is flexible to best meet your needs. We can do anything from one-on-one meetings to large group presentations. We are available to meet with your patients, their families, your office staff, and facility staff. 

Some possible topics for education are listed here. However, if you do not see the topic of your interest, please let us know and, if possible, we will tailor our training to meet your needs. If you are interested in setting something up, just give the Provider Relations Team a call at 607.962.3100

Education Topics Available:

  • End-of-Life Care
  • Diagnosis-Specific Hospice Programming
  • Hospice in the Hospital Setting
  • Hospice in Skilled Nursing Facilities
  • Hospice in Residential Care
  • Palliative Care
  • Pediatric Palliative Care and Hospice
  • Coping with Grief
  • How to Ease Difficult Conversations with Patients and Families
  • Palliative Care Information Law
  • Advance Directives
  • Hospice Eligibility
  • Care Giver Burnout and Grief
  • Shadowing a Hospice Clinician in the Field
  • Other topics as suggested by you and your team.

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Every bucket list looks different. Recently, one of our patients was hoping that over 50 bags of "junk" be removed from his home, so that his family would not have to stress about it after he passed....

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Our thoughts go out to Aretha; thank you for making so many of us made us made me feel like a natural woman...

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Recently there has been a Facebook post circulating stating that hospice is in dire need of lap blankets for patients. This post started in another state, and has surfaced locally this week. While lap...

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