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Hospice Buffalo receives $1250 check from the Grange

Margaret “Peggy” Isome, a member of The Grange organization, presented a check for $1250 to Hospice Buffalo this morning at the closing of the Erie County Fair. Peggy’s mother was in charge of Western New York’s Grange booth at the Erie County Fair for over 60 years. She became ill, and in February of this year spent her last days under Hospice care at Mercy Hospital in South Buffalo. This year, the Grange set up a “Free Face Painting” booth at the Erie County Fair where Peggy collected donations for Hospice Buffalo, in honor of her mother.

The Grange is a fraternal organization in the U.S. that encourages families to band together to promote the economic and political well-being of the community and agriculture.  Founded in 1867, the Grange was formed as a national organization with a local focus. Today,the Grange continues to press for the causes of farmers, including issues of free trade and farm policy. Each member has the opportunity to help formulate community and state policies. 

Hospice Buffalo provides medical, emotional, and spiritual care for those with serious illness, and support for their families. More than 600 patients a day receive hospice care in their homes, hospitals, The Hospice Inpatient Unit in Cheektowaga, and in more than 40 assisted living/nursing facilities. Hospice Buffalo is the only Medicare-certified Hospice program in Erie County. For the second year in a row, Hospice Buffalo achieved the “Hospice Honors” designation for providing the best patient and caregiver experience. Please visit hospicebuffalo.com to learn more, or call (716) 686-8000 for a free in-home consultation.

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Testimonials

  • "My sister and my friends have been at Hospice and passed there. It is the most peaceful, compassionate place to be for the last days! You are welcome to visit at any hour! When I have seen others pass recently I thought ‘Why weren’t they at Hospice?’ They have a special staff there uniquely qualified for a special calling. God bless them and let us keep it going!"
    – Cindy Trojanowsky
  • "Hospice made my dad’s last days more comfortable. But more importantly, they made things easier for my mother."
    – Rick Mahoney
  • "They are all so caring and compassionate. Even the woman who cleaned my husband's room was so sweet and caring. I can't say enough good things about Hospice Buffalo."
    – Teresa Raiff Izzo
  • "A wonderful place! The staff is very caring and compassionate, not only to the patient but their families too. I can’t thank them enough."
    – Janice Marie
  • "What an amazing place to trust the end-of-life care of a loved one."
    – James Kelly
  • "Mom lost her battle with cancer today. The beautiful people and facilities that comprise Hospice made her last days full of love and dignity. I cannot properly express what it meant to our family. I'll never forget it."
    – Rebecca Richter Bonk
  • I admire all the people involved in Hospice. They are very strong and very tender...I know...had them for my wonderful husband Nick.
    – Evelyn, Buffalo
  • "The help we received while my husband was sick at home was terrific and the counseling I received for the last 13 months after his passing was wonderful. I miss you all very much."
    – Lois, Tonawanda
  • "Been a volunteer since my grandfather passed in Hospice due to the phenomenal care from Hospice. 100%."
    – Audra Hollander
  • “Imagine the miracle of someone saying to you, ‘Don’t worry about anything. If you need a doctor’s appointment or something from the grocery store, call me and I will have a volunteer pick it up for you. If you need somebody to help you with anything, call me. We are here for you.’ Such comforting words from my Social Worker.”
    – Shirley Rosenthal, Hospice & Palliative Care Buffalo Patient
  • "I would like to thank Hospice on behalf of myself and my family. They cared for my father while he was in the facility. Great staff and it really takes special people to care for the patients in the facility. They are helpful to the families as well. My dad was very comfortable until the end."
    – The Taylor Family
  • "Shout out to Hospice Buffalo home health Team 5 who has been helping us with dad the past couple of months. They sent him a nice Veteran’s Day card with a star from an old flag. They are all so nice from his two aids, nurse, social worker, massage and music therapist, who sings and plays guitar, and even the volunteer who cut his hair along with my sister, sister-in-law and brother. It takes a village! But I know he appreciates the help and company, and being able to stay in his home. Update: Hospice continues to be kind to my dad. I know Medicare pays for expenses and that is wonderful too but the care given is great. He turned 94 on the December 3rd. Hospice brought him nice cards, a lap blanket, and his favorite chocolate cake with chocolate frosting! Thanks again!"
    – Lynda Gordon
  • "Wonderful staff! They made the process so much easier for me and my family. I couldn’t thank them any more for taking great care of my mother. Thank you all!"
    – Sissy Driscoll
  • "Not coming here but if you need the care this is a great place! The staff is unreal! They show in every way they are not robots they truly care! The facility is very comforting!"
    – Joe Caulfield Sr.
  • "Hospice Buffalo is amazing! The in-home care and now the acute care my grandfather is receiving is the best. They are so supportive and such special people. Not only are they taking care of my sick grandfather but also taking care of us, the family, and checking in to make sure we ate too and be there for us to ask any questions. So thankful for Hospice Buffalo."
    – Ashley Marcantonio