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High Peaks Hospice2021-06-21T15:02:16-04:00

Hospice is not a place.  It is a way of caring.

High Peaks Hospice provides end of life 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, aligned with their values, wishes, choices and needs.

Our Mission

No one wants to think about losing someone they love…For that reason 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.

If they only knew the facts about hospice care they could have started receiving additional specialized nursing care and medications, medical equipment, and supplies related to their loved one’s terminal illness, at no cost, much earlier.

Soon after a terminal illness of six months or less is the optimal time to enter hospice. There is no need to wait for a crisis to occur. Unfortunately, many patients wait and miss out on the comfort and peace of mind that hospice can provide.

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 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.

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 from a family member, High Peaks Hospice

“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!”

Words from a family member, High Peaks Hospice

“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!”

Words from a family member, High Peaks Hospice
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Your support allows for the expansion and enhancement of the services and programs that so many local families benefit from. It also allows us to never turn down caring for a patient due to the inability to pay.

This generosity from the Adirondack communities we serve has sustained High Peaks Hospice for over 35 years. 

Whether you know someone who received hospice services, or simply believe in the care we provide, supporting your local hospice makes a difference!