For patients who live in the Dutchess and Ulster County service area, please call 845-485-2273
When determining a patient’s plan of care, our team will utilize the medications on this list whenever possible. To coordinate prescriptions and care plans, other providers involved in the patient’s care need to be aware of what the Hudson Valley Hospice team will be using. Medications not on this formulary can be approved, but only after they are individually reviewed by Hudson Valley Hospice’s interdisciplinary team, including the Medical Director. Please follow the link provided to download a full pdf version of the AvantiScripts Formulary
Hudson Valley Hospice works closely with the following hospitals to provide a specialized, extra level of care and comfort for your patients:
A patient may be admitted to hospice general inpatient care when other efforts to manage symptoms have not been effective. A patient who needs pain control or symptom management that cannot be provided in other settings may qualify for inpatient hospice care.
If a patient is not eligible for a hospice inpatient admission, he or she may be eligible for a home care admission upon discharge. Please call our admissions department prior to discharge so that we may assess the patient’s needs for a safe discharge. These needs may include durable medical equipment in the home, and prescription medications for the terminal illness.
Following discharge, Hudson Valley Hospice will help keep your patient safely at home, avoiding unnecessary hospital readmissions or trips to the emergency room, as well as fewer late night calls to physicians.
When a patient reaches the end stages of an illness or disease, hospice offers palliative care to help control pain and reduce anxiety. We improve quality of life and time spent with loved ones.
Emotional and Spiritual Support
Hospice care provides emotional and spiritual support to patients and families, including grief and bereavement resources. You and your loved ones don’t have to face these challenges alone.
Medical Care Management
Hospice manages medical care, in-home visits from care providers, acquiring medical supplies, and end-of-life planning.
Respect for the Patient and Family Wishes
Hospice strives to provide the highest quality end-of-life care so that our patients may live with comfort and dignity. Every family is on a different journey, and we acknowledge and respect your decisions and plans. Our goal is to make this difficult time as easy as possible.
We improve quality of life by relieving patients and their loved ones of much of the stress that comes with providing end-of-life care. Families can focus on being together and sharing memories.
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Spring Memorial Ceremony of Remembrance will be held the first weekend in May.
Ulster Savings Bank recently awarded a $3,000.00 grant to Hudson Valley Hospice through the bank’s community funding program.