United Hospice of Rockland, Inc. emphasizes quality of life, comfort and dignity for individuals and families facing serious illness. Hospice care offers expertise in managing the symptoms that often accompany advanced illness.
End of life can be a complex mixture of physical, emotional and spiritual issues. To address the person and family as a whole, we have a full staff of nurses, clinical social workers, aides, spiritual care advisors, aides and rehabilitation services. For those who might benefit, we offer massage and music therapies to relieve the stress of living with a serious illness. Furthermore, one of the many advantages of hospice care is that we offer expertise in the symptom management that often accompanies advanced illness. Our medical director is available to provide consultation to you in caring for your hospice patients. Please feel free to contact, Dr. David Chmielewski, by calling 845-634-4974.
One final thought: the comment that we hear far too frequently from patients and families is, “We wish we had heard about hospice sooner”. Please review the sections on the Benefits of Referring to UHR and End of Life Indicators. We hope that this is helpful to you in identifying appropriate individuals to refer for services, including those with end stage COPD, cardiac disease, ALS, dementia and other non-cancer diagnoses. In advance, we thank you for your referral and for allowing us to help you care for your patients.