Our Mission and Commitments
Here with Care
Hospice Buffalo cares for individuals suffering from serious illness, as well as their families and caregivers. We provide an integrative, holistic (physical, emotional, social, and spiritual) approach to care that focuses on the whole person rather than on individual symptoms. We are here through a continuum of care, spanning the course of the disease through bereavement. Our knowledgeable, compassionate staff helps patients make choices about their care, support those who are grieving, and educate the professional and lay communities on optimum end-of-life experiences.
We’re one of the largest non-profit hospice and palliative (comfort) care organizations in the nation, caring for approximately 1000 patients daily throughout Erie County, regardless of age, race, gender, setting, diagnosis, or ability to pay.
At Hospice Buffalo, we’re here through any long-term or life-limiting illness, providing care for them, and comfort for you.
To provide care, support, advocacy and education to people impacted by serious illness and loss.
Excellence: We continually challenge ourselves to focus on evidence-based best practices in all we do.
Compassion: We honor the dignity and wishes of each individual, and respect the breadth of cultures, spiritual beliefs, values and traditions.
Collaboration: We constantly innovate and improve, while we expect each other to work in honest and principled ways to fulfill our mission.
Stewardship: We carefully ensure that the many skills, gifts, and resources entrusted to us are managed responsibly and with integrity.
Both palliative care and hospice care provide comfort. But palliative care can begin at diagnosis and at the same time as traditional, curative treatment. Hospice care begins after treatment of the disease stops and when it is clear that the patient is not going to survive the illness.
Hospice Buffalo cares for seriously ill people with a prognosis of 6 months or less to live. Each patient receives customized, comprehensive care from an interdisciplinary team of healthcare professionals: physician, nurse, social worker, grief support counselor, and volunteer. Hospice Buffalo also offers a respite program for caregiver relief — the patient can stay for up to 5 days at our Inpatient Unit in Cheektowaga.
Home Connections provides home-based, case-managed care and support to patients facing serious, progressive illness and their families. We are here to help patients and families navigate through the course of serious illness, regardless of changes in diagnosis or curative treatment. Palliative Care Buffalo provides all the necessary services required under the Palliative Care Information Act in contracted hospitals.
Provides support for Hospice & Palliative Care Buffalo’s (HPCB) network of services and the operational needs of each corporate component to ensure financial stability, as well as funding future programs:
- Helps underwrite operational shortfalls of any of HPCB's affiliate corporations
- Raises funds for new program development and on-going support
- Raises capital and other permanent and temporarily-restricted funds
- Raises endowment funds to ensure long-term sustainability for hospice & palliative care services
- Generates awareness in the community for Hospice Buffalo and its affiliates
Nondiscrimination statement and language assistance services.
Hospice & Palliative Care Buffalo complies with applicable Federal civil rights laws and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, disability, or sex. Hospice Buffalo does not exclude people or treat them differently because of race, color, national origin, age, disability, or sex. Click to learn more