To help your loved one maintain the greatest comfort and quality of life possible, we feature a team of medical experts trained specifically in hospice and palliative care, working beside you at every step. Our focus is to treat the person, not the disease.
This specialized treatment starts with our Medical Director, Dr. Thomas Putnam, working closely with your loved one’s primary care physician. Dr. Putnam is the only board-certified palliative care physician in Chautauqua County and is widely respected for his special training. Together with other members of our team, your loved one and family, plus the primary care physician, we create a customized care plan for your loved one’s exact situation.
The care plan for your loved one is coordinated by our Registered Nurse Case Manager. Our nurses monitor symptoms and vital signs, administer medications, change dressings and tend to your loved one’s unique medical needs.
The Hospice Referral
The admission process begins with a phone call to a hospice provider.
CHPC will work with you to obtain this from your primary physician.
Our Hospice Care Team will visit and provide a free assessment.
Signed Consent Form
Nothing happens without consent and no one can force you into hospice care.
Regular Visits from the Hospice Care Team
Depending on your terminal illness and related conditions, your hospice team will create a plan of care that can include any or all of these services:
*Medicare doesn’t cover room and board when you get hospice care in your home or another facility where you live (like a nursing home).