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GET HELP   For immediate assistance for patients that are already on our hospice program, please call 845-240-7510,         24 hours a day, 7 days a week.  


The best time to learn about hospice is before you need it. The patient and family can benefit much more from hospice services if referred earlier. At any time during a life-threatening illness, it is appropriate to discuss all of a patient’s healthcare options, including hospice.   To get more information about hospice services, please fill out the form below or call us at 845-485-2273.


Getting started is sometimes the hardest part. We make it easier by guiding you through three easy steps. 

Step One
Learn about hospice and your options.

A referral to hospice is appropriate when:

  • A patient has a terminal illness with a life expectancy of 6 months or less.
  • Comfort care and symptom management become the primary focus.
  • Curative treatment is no longer the patient’s choice or option.

Step Two
Call us to make a referral or inquire about services.

To make a referral or to inquire about services available, please call us at 845-485-2273 and our Admissions Staff will answer your questions and begin the process. 

Referrals to hospice may be made by anyone, including patients, family members, friends, clergy, as well as physicians and other healthcare professionals.  

Too often referrals for hospice care are not made until the patient has uncontrolled symptoms or is near death. Although hospice care can do much to assist and provide care at this time, the patient’s and family’s quality of life can be greatly enhanced by early intervention.

Step Three
The admission process.

A nurse assesses the patient’s physical and emotional readiness for services, obtains a full medical history, and determines what medication and medical equipment is needed. 

All discussions are handled in a highly sensitive and confidential manner. Once the assessment is performed, eligibility is determined by the Hospice Medical Director.

Upon admission, a team is assigned to the patient and family, and a visit schedule and plan of care is established. The nurse makes arrangements for medication and medical equipment to be delivered, at no charge, and continues to monitor patient care.

The nurse also teaches the caregiver and family members how to care for the patient. Members of the care team continually interact with the patient and family to identify what is needed to offer the highest quality of care. The care team visits as needed.

Ready to take the next step?
If you know someone who could benefit from the services of Hudson Valley Hospice, please fill out the form below or give us a call at 845-485-2273.

If you are a physician, facility representative or need immediate assistance, please call 845-485-2273.

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If you are a physician, facility representative or need immediate assistance, please call 845-240-7510