Niagara Hospice recently held a remembrance celebration event at the Transit Drive-In in Lockport. Nearly 200 Niagara County family members attended to honor loved ones who died under hospice care during the past year.
The HomeCare Partners is a management support company providing administrative services for Niagara Hospice, Liberty Home Care and Kalos Health.
Since 1988, Niagara Hospice has provided expert end-of-life care and caregiver relief to more than 28,000 Niagara County families facing a terminal illness. Teams of doctors, pharmacists, nurses, social workers, counselors, aides and volunteers collaborate in an effort to bring comfort, dignity and support that enhances quality during challenging times. Symptom management and support services are available in family homes, nursing facilities, hospitals, David’s Path at Schoellkopf Health Center in Niagara Falls, Jeanne’s House at Northgate Health Care Facility in North Tonawanda and Hospice House in Lockport. As the only Western New York hospice accredited by the ACHC (Accreditation Commission for Health Care), the organization also offers Pathways palliative care for symptom management, chronic illness education and telehealth to Niagara County residents with serious, progressive diseases. Anyone can make a patient referral to Niagara Hospice or Pathways at NiagaraHospice.org or by calling 716-439-4417 or 716-HOSPICE.
Founded in 2001, Liberty Home Care is a leading state-licensed home care agency specializing in supporting managed health care organizations throughout Western New York. The organization provides services to individuals with a variety of medical needs, including consumer-directed personal assistance services (CDPAS) and personal care aides (PCAs). The agency also offers durable medical equipment, respiratory therapy supplies and CPAP sleep therapy equipment. Services are delivered in the home by trained staff, helping to provide more independence. To learn more, visit LibertyHomeCare.org or call 716-274-5000.
Established in 2014, Kalos Health is a regional nonprofit health insurance company with a Managed Long-Term Care (MLTC) plan for Medicaid recipients. The plan provides care coordination for enrollees 18 and older with a chronic illness and/or disability in Erie, Niagara, Orleans, Chautauqua, Genesee and Monroe counties. Members are empowered to maintain a healthy lifestyle to remain at home as long as possible. Support services feature a registered nurse and social worker overseeing a comprehensive care plan that helps members age in place and avoid unnecessary hospitalizations. For more information, visit KalosHealth.org or call 1-800-894-2464.