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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

  • "I can’t say enough good things about Hospice Care! The care my mother was given was actually loving care. They did not treat her differently because she was in her 80s; they still took care of her. They all were wonderful, making sure she was turned when she was supposed to be, always made sure she was comfortable, talked to her as she was, a human being, even though she couldn’t talk anymore. Mom knew she was now in good care and so did we. They always made sure the family was doing OK also. I call them angels on Earth! Thank you for caring!"
    – Bernadette Spinnegan
  • "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
  • "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
  • "Hospice has offered me great comfort as I carry heavy grief. It is a sacred place for me; a place I still visit to visit with my Angels. Thank you Hospice for always being there for me."
    – Stacy Schwab
  • "I absolutely love Hospice! The people that help us are all amazing. I've never been able to rely on people like I do with the group that is helping us. Everyone is on top of everything. The nicest people to deal with! I can't thank them enough."
    – Debbie M. Rich
  • "What an amazing place to trust the end-of-life care of a loved one."
    – James Kelly
  • “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
  • "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
  • It was nice to know I could finally relax and trust a group of really caring folks.
    – Nancy, Buffalo
  • "A very attentive staff that is non- intrusive, yet extremely attentive. The staff really goes out of their way to make sure you have everything you need for this transition. My mother passed on July 23rd. The final prayer was comforting and very well spoken. I really think highly of this place because I've never seen a group of people that really tend to your loved ones so delicate. Thank you Hospice Buffalo for doing so much for my family."
    – Pubg Hero
  • "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
  • 'Hospice in its entirety is a wonderful organization. Once my dad had stopped chemo, he had hospice coming to the house for 3 months or so. All of the people, from nurses to social workers to the chaplain, were so caring of him and the family. Once things got too bad, he was admitted to the hospice facility and everyone there was just as wonderful. They were caring and respectful of my dad and of our family. I want to thank all involved with them for making the end a little easier."
    – Michael John
  • “I really didn’t think anyone could help me until Home Connections became involved. Dr. Kerr visited me and gave his undivided attention, focusing on my symptoms and less on my disease. I finally feel like I will get back to normal one day. When the nurse from Home Connections came in, I felt so much relief that she was able to help communicate with all of my doctors. It’s very stressful to have to do all of that on my own. I cannot thank Home Connections enough for working to get me a new mattress. I can't believe someone would do this for me!”
    – Kim, Home Connections patient
  • "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
  • "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