Finger Lakes Visiting Nurse Service

Hospice Care – Compassion in Your Home

Jan and patient at Hospeace

Finger Lakes Visiting Nurse Service offers compassionate hospice care services for patients in Ontario and Yates Counties who have made a conscious decision not to pursue curative treatment for a life-limiting illness. A team of specialized professionals act as a direct extension of the patient’s family to address the personal, emotional, and medical needs of both the caregiver and their loved ones. Our staff strives to enhance the quality of life of patients and their families, and to address the varied dimensions affected throughout the course of a terminal illness.

Hospice Program Services

  • Physician Care Consultations
  • Hospice Nursing Care
  • Social Work Services
  • Rehabilitation Therapies
  • Pastoral Support
  • Home Health Assistants
  • Volunteer Support

Criteria For Admission

Hospice patients must:

  • Have an incurable illness with a prognosis of six months or less
  • Not wish to seek curative treatment
  • Have a physician’s order for program services
  • Receive care in Ontario or Yates County

Insurance coverage for Finger Lakes Visiting Nurse Service’s certified hospice care is available through Medicare, Medicaid, and select private insurance plans. In addition, Finger Lakes Visiting Nurse Service is committed to providing free or reduced-fee services to individuals who meet New York State’s eligibility requirements.

If you would like to speak to a hospice representative right away, call 1-800-253-4439. You may also send us an e-mail.

Bereavement Support Groups

Losing a loved one isn’t easy to prepare for or accept. Ontario-Yates Hospice offers a monthly bereavement support group the 3rd Tuesday of the month from 1-2:30 and beginning in April a NEW Bereaved Parents Group will be held the 2nd and 4th Tuesday of the month from 6 to 7:00 PM. Both groups will be held at the Finger Lakes Visiting Nurse Service office located at 756 Pre-Emption Rod, Geneva NY 14456