The Community Hospice

Community Hospice of Albany County
445 New Karner Rd.
Albany, NY 12205
(518) 724-0200
Fax: (518) 724-0299

Community Hospice of Amsterdam
246 Manny's Corner
Amsterdam, NY 12010
(518) 843-5412
Fax (518) 843-9057

Community Hospice of Columbia/Greene
47 Liberty Street
Catskill, NY 12414
(518) 943-5402
Fax: (518) 943-0776

Community Hospice of Rensselaer County
295 Valley View Blvd.
Rennsselaer, NY 12144
(518) 285-8100
Fax: (518) 285-8145

Community Hospice of Saratoga
179 Lawrence Street
Saratoga Springs, NY 12866
(518) 581-0800
Fax: (518) 581-9460

Community Hospice of Schenectady
1411 Union Street
Schenectady, NY 12308
(518) 377-8846
Fax: (518) 377-8868

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Hospice of Warren County
(with High Peaks Hospice)

704 Upper Glen Street
Queensbury, NY 12804
(518) 743-1672
Fax: (518) 743-544
(800) 678-0711

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Hospice is a choice.      
Hospice care is a choice you make to enhance life for a dying person. A person with a terminal disease may choose to die at home with the support of family, friends, and caring professionals. Hospice care emphasizes comfort measures and counseling to provide social, spiritual and physical support to the dying patient and his or her family. All hospice care is under professional medical supervision. Over 90% of hospice care is provided in the patient's home.      
Traditional care emphasizes the use of medical interventions, hospitalization and drugs to cure or control disease. Traditional care may involve aggressive and expensive high-tech medicine. The traditional approach is appropriate, when cure is possible. The traditional approach may also be the appropriate choice, when cure is not possible. However, it is not the only choice.      
Hospice provides relief from pain.      
The physical pain arising from a terminal illness may be debilitating, frightening and dehumanizing. Hospice providers have the skills and resources to permit persons to live as pain-free, as comfortable, and as full a life as possible.      
Hospice provides support.      
In addition to providing for the physical comfort of the dying person, hospice provides social and spiritual support for the patient and his or her family. This support takes the form of time-off for the primary caregiver, personal care, nutritional counseling, pastoral counseling, grief counseling, and help with legal and funeral arrangements.      
Information from Hospice Web