4102 Old Vestal Road, Vestal, NY 13850
Phone: 607-798-5692 • 800-659-2416
231 Main Street, Owego, NY 13827
Lourdes Hospice: The Compassionate Journey
Lourdes Hospice has helped individuals with terminal
illnesses live life to its fullest, up to the final moment since
1980. It is about receiving comfort and care when a cure is no
longer possible. We focus specifically on comfort, dignity, and
pain control by responding to the symptoms, needs and wishes of
patients and their families. Our goal is to help each patient live
each day to its fullest enabling them to remain in a familiar and
supportive environment surrounded by people they love and
possessions they cherish.
Who Benefits from Hospice?
Hospice serves patients that are no longer pursuing curative
treatments and are focused on comfort care. This includes adults
and children in the last few months of life. New York State
Residents of Broome, Tioga, Chenango, and Delaware Counties are
eligible for services. Families also benefit from Hospice
Who are the members of the Hospice
Hospice is a compassionate team of professionals consisting of a
Medical Director, a patient's own Primary Care Physician,
Registered Nurses, Social Workers, Spiritual Care, Hospice Aides,
and Volunteers. Our team uses state of art technology to provide
the highest quality services and care.
How can I or my loved one receive Hospice care?
Anyone can make a referral to Hospice. Contact the Hospice
office at 607-798-5692 for more information about admission.
Individuals are admitted who have prognosis of 6 months or less
and is not limited to cancer. Endstage Cardiac, Congestive Heart
Failure (CHF), Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD),
Alzheimer's and Diabetes are just a few of the many diagnosis' a
patient may have.
The patient, family and physician seek comfort measures instead
of aggressive, curative therapies.
The patient needs a family member or friend who can act as a
"Primary Care Person" who coordinates patient care and supervision
24 hours a day, seven days a week when the patient cannot be left
Care is provided in a number of different settings
- a patient's private residence (this includes
home, boarding home, and adult care facilities)
- eleven contracted skilled nursing facilities in Broome
and Tioga Counties including:
- Good Shepherd Fairview Home, Inc.
- Ideal Senior Living Center
- Absolut Care of Endicott
- Susquehanna Nursing and Rehabilitation Center
- Vestal Nursing Center
- Willow Point Nursing Home
- Riverview Manor Nursing Home
- Broome Developmental Center, Glenwood Road,
- Inpatient Units for Symptom Management
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For additional information on Hospice
services in any setting, contact a Nurse Manager at
Who Pays for Hospice
- Most private insurance including HMOs and Managed Care
Organizations have some form of Hospice Benefit.
- A Patient Assistance Program is available for those without
Hospice Benefit or without insurance who qualify.
volunteers provide a wonderful caring service of helping
patients and their families during a difficult and challenging time
in their lives.
A thirty hour comprehensive training and a personal enrichment
course if required for all volunteers and will provide the
necessary understanding and skills.
If You Possess… Respect and reverence
for life, maturity, a positive outlook, sensitivity, compassion,
empathy, flexibility, a sense of humor and the willingness to help
others… Then our Hospice patients need you.
If you are interested in volunteering, please contact Bettye
Canestaro, Hospice Volunteer Coordinator at 607-584-9159 or email
Hospice staff, volunteers, and advisory board members are
available to speak to community groups, churches, or health care
- Program topics may include but are not limited to: End of
Life Issues and Care, Pain Management, Dealing with Death and
Dying, Dealing with Grief, Hospice Services in a facility, and
- Presentations are created to fit the attendees' needs and
interests and questions are always welcome.
- To schedule a speaker, contact Lourdes Hospice at
To schedule a speaking engagement, please call Nancy
Lainhart at 607-584-9158 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
4102 Old Vestal Road
Vestal, NY 13850
231 Main Street
Owego, NY 13827
- Hospice Director
Debi Hicks, 607-584-9154
- Quality Manager
- Nurse Manager
Daniele Wagstaff, RN,
Luann Parkhurst, 607-798-5692
- Clinical Nurse Leaders
Jana McPhail, 607-584-9157
Penny Labarre, 607-584-9156
- Clinical Informaticist
LuAnn Sanne, 607-584-9146
- Volunteer Coordinator
Bettye Canestaro, 607-584-9159
- Bereavement Counselor
Sarah Hopkins, MSW, 607-584-9184
- Coordinator of Counseling Services
Sister Joanna Monticello, 607-584-9160