Hospice a way of caring…
High Peaks Hospice is a local non profit organization that allows people living with a terminal illness the choice to focus on their quality of life. We provide care that listens with respect, cares with compassion, supports with choice, and comforts with understanding – wherever you call home, even in rural areas.
Our team addresses the physical, emotional, social, and spiritual needs of each individual we serve. This helps to provide a peaceful life closure that aligns with an individual’s values, wishes, choices and needs.
Soon after a terminal illness of six months or less is the optimal time to enter hospice but, since no one wants to think about losing someone they love, many families delay discussions about end of life care and wait to call until the final days or weeks of their loved one’s life.
We are here to tell you that there is no need to wait for a crisis to occur. We urge you not to wait and risk missing out on the comfort and peace of mind that hospice is uniquely designed to provide.
Learn the facts about hospice care to start receiving additional specialized nursing care, medications, medical equipment, and supplies related to your loved one’s terminal illness, at no cost, much earlier.
Anyone can make a referral to hospice including a personal physician, nurse, friend, neighbor, the patient themselves, or a family member. If deemed appropriate for hospice care, care may be received for an unlimited period of time, depending on the course of the illness.
No one is refused care due to an inability to pay. Hospice services are covered by the Hospice Benefit under Medicare with no co-pays or deductibles. Medicaid, as well as most private insurance companies and HMOs provide the same standard.
Take the first step today by connecting with us at 518-891-0606 or by filling out our online contact form.
The one thing families tell us most often is, “We wish we had called hospice sooner.”
“I must commend two of your workers. They helped my wife pass without pain and with dignity in the comfort of her own home. They are angels in human form.
Their warm, truly genuine compassion made the most difficult time in my life so much less stressful. Katie spent more time with us and instantly became a true friend. Your organization is so fortunate to have people like that.
I cannot possibly thank them enough.”
“Words cannot express our gratitude to High Peaks Hospice for all they did for Bill and his family…
Everyone was so helpful and caring. They gave Bill the most loving care possible and gave Doug and me constant support and love. Thank you everyone!”
“While Uncle John’s family was very blessed to have had you in their lives during Uncle John’s illness, it is comforting to know that you will continue to be there for my aunt when she needs you too, as she forges a new path for herself…
One of the greatest gifts that we can give to others is the gift of ourselves. Not only do the people of hospice do that, but they help those of us who want to – but may not know exactly how to – do that too…
Thank you all for the love and support you have shown our family!”
OUR FOCUS IS YOU AND YOUR FAMILY
Together, we make all the difference
Hospice Social Worker position available
Become a member of our growing Hospice Team! High Peaks Hospice has an immediate opening for a Hospice Social Worker
High Peaks Hospice Founders Video – Celebrating 35 years by looking back at our beginning
Ann Merkel and some of the group of original High Peaks Hospice founders gathered to create a video to document
Volunteer Manager Appreciation Day- November 5th, 2022
November 5th is Volunteer Manager Appreciation Day. Join us in celebrating High Peaks Hospice’s Volunteer Manager, Jennifer Rich! Jennifer took