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Introducing The Star Hospice House

Built thanks to great support from the community, The Star Hospice House welcomed its first patient in July of 2022. The newly constructed patient level features 5 private patient rooms with nurses and aides on site 24 hours a day.

The facility was built thanks to great support from our community. The full project included renovations to the existing house, and the newly built patient level. The house and patient levels are connected via stairway or lift. In addition to the patient rooms, the patient level also includes a great room, full kitchen, salon, and covered patios. The existing house contains two family bedrooms, another full size kitchen, living room, and balcony. 

Patient Rooms

TSHH rooms are designed to make the stay of our patients and their loved ones as comfortable as possible. Each room is equipped with the following:

  • A patient bed with positioning and safety features
  • A nurse/call button
  • Private bathroom with large handicap accessible shower
  • Independent temperature control
  • Over-bed table
  • Closet space for patient or guest use
  • Pull out sofa that comfortably sleeps one
  • Television
patient room with bed, tv and chairs. No one is in the room. lots of daylight.

Think The Star Hospice House is right for you or someone you know?

Call us today at 716-338-0033 for more information or to start the admission process.

Great room in the Star Hospice House.

Hospice Elegibility

Patients must meet certain criteria to be eligible for hospice care, as described by the U.S. Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services. Below are some of the conditions that suggest a patient should consider hospice care:

  • Patients diagnosed with a life-limiting condition with a prognosis of six months or less to live if their disease runs its normal course
  • Frequent hospitalizations in the past six months
  • Progressive weight loss (taking into consideration edema weight)
  • Increasing weakness, fatigue, and somnolence (more drowsy than usual)
  • Changes in cognitive and functional abilities, confusion
  • Compromised Activities of Daily Living (ADLs) such as eating, bathing, dressing, toileting, transferring/walking, and continence
  • Deteriorating mental abilities
  • Recurrent Infections
  • Skin breakdown
  • Specific decline in condition

Hospice Care Matters

  • 94% of families would recommend CHPC (natl. avg. 84%)
  • $14,000 -- Average Hospice Patient health care cost savings
  • 29 More Days: A study found patients live up to 29 days longer while in hospice care.  
  • Peacefulness: Patient referral to hospice can result in significantly lower rates of hospitalization, re-hospitalization, intensive care unit admission, and invasive procedures at the end of life.
  • Comfort & Dignity are our primary goals for every patient


Many patients and caregivers don’t want to discuss financing hospice care, especially during such a stressful time. Don’t worry. CHPC understands and we’re here to help–and there’s never a co-pay. The links below provide general information about paying for hospice care.

Most of our patients rely on Medicare or Medicaid to pay for hospice care, as this is a comprehensive benefit available to those patients. If you have any questions about finances or whether you or your loved one meet the requirements for hospice care, don’t hesitate to give us a call for a free hospice consultation.  716-338-0033

How your Medicare Hospice benefit works: If you qualify for hospice care, you and your family will work with your hospice provider to set up a plan of care that meets your needs. For more specific information on a hospice plan of care, call your state hospice organization. Visit, or call 1-800-MEDICARE (1-800-633-4227) to find the number for your state hospice organization. TTY users can call 1-877-486-2048. 

After Hospice

 Hospice care does not end with the death of the patient. All family members and caregivers affected by the loss are entitled to 13 months of aftercare CHPC provides through our comprehensive Bereavement Care program. You are not alone.

Call Now

The sooner you call 716-338-0033 the more we can do to fulfill your wishes and make your journey easier. If you’d rather we contact you, fill out our contact form, and we’ll be in touch soon!

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