Education and resources that will help guide you in managing serious illness

Caregivers & families need support too

Caring for a loved one who is seriously ill can be incredibly challenging and overwhelming. Patients and families often tell us they wish they had reached out to us sooner for guidance and assistance. Our library of resources will offer additional insight and answer many of your questions – however, we still encourage you to call or email us for more information. We are here to help you.

Call us anytime at 716-686-8077 or contact us with your questions.

Resources for loved ones and caregivers

In addition to the quality care and support services that we provide, Hospice & Palliative Care Buffalo offers a connection to valuable community resources that can help patients and families further manage the stress and complexities of living with serious illness.

Resources for healthcare providers

Our clinicians and outreach staff can provide education and resources for you, your team and your patient community. Also, upon your request, we can spend time with a patient and family in follow-up to your conversations about disease progression and goals of care.
Many people think hospice and palliative care are one in the same, yet they are two different and distinct care options. Both palliative care and hospice care focus on helping to manage symptoms and improve quality of life, but hospice can only begin when it is felt that the individual has a prognosis of six months or less and curative treatment of the disease has stopped; palliative care can begin much earlier, even at the time of diagnosis and while receiving treatment.
Hospice & Palliative Care Buffalo is here to help educate you and your family about advance directives and advance care planning. We can make difficult conversations easier by guiding you through the process of sharing your health care wishes and preferences with loved ones and your health care providers.

Additional Resources

The Hospice & Palliative Care Buffalo research team was established to better understand – and educate – professionals and communities about the impact of hospice and palliative care. Our ongoing projects range from person-centered studies to programmatic studies, which both directly translate into measurable, quality of life improvements for our patients and their loved ones.

Learn more

We offer community and clinical education on a host of topics related to:

  • Caregiving
  • Self-care
  • Grief and loss
  • Advance care planning
  • Sharing healthcare preferences
  • Services to assist with the management of serious illness

Visit with one of our hospice and palliative care professionals at a community event near you and learn more about our services.

Visit our schedule of outreach events.

Our team of specialists are available to speak at meetings and events. We are happy to share our expertise and experiences to help others within the community learn about how hospice and palliative care services can enhance the lives of seriously ill patients and their families. Please contact us to request a speaker.