Ascension Lourdes at Home, home health care and hospice, serving area Binghamton, New York residents

Focusing on your continuity of care

Lourdes, part of Ascension, in Binghamton, New York, provides compassionate, respectful hospice and home care for your loved one's needs.

Lourdes at Home and Lourdes Hospice

Lourdes Hospice - 607-798-5692

For more information about Lourdes at Home or to speak to a nurse directly, call 607-772-1598.

Lourdes Hospice has helped individuals with terminal illnesses live life to its fullest, up to the final moment since 1980. It is about receiving comfort and care when a cure is no longer possible. We focus specifically on comfort, dignity, and pain control by responding to the symptoms, needs and wishes of patients and their families. Our goal is to help each patient live each day to its fullest enabling them to remain in a familiar and supportive environment surrounded by people they love and possessions they cherish.

Who benefits from hospice care?

Hospice serves patients that are no longer pursuing curative treatments and who would like to focus on comfort. This includes adults and children in the last few months of life. New York State Residents of Broome, Tioga, Chenango, and Delaware Counties are eligible for services. Families also benefit from Hospice services. Hospice is a compassionate team of professionals consisting of a Medical Director, a patient's own Primary Care Physician, Registered Nurses, Social Workers, Spiritual Care, Hospice Aides, and Volunteers.

Who are the members of the Hospice team?

Hospice is a compassionate team of professionals consisting of a Medical Director, a patient's own Primary Care Physician, Registered Nurses, Social Workers, Spiritual Care, Hospice Aides, and Volunteers. Our team uses state of art technology to provide the highest quality services and care. Sometimes a patient may need additional services, such as physical, occupational, or speech therapy to ensure their comfort and safety at home. If this need is identified, hospice will ensure that a dedicated Lourdes Therapist visits you in the comfort of your own home.

How can I or my loved one receive Hospice care?

Anyone can make a referral to Hospice. Contact the Hospice office at 607-798-5692 for more information about admission.

Admission Criteria

Individuals are appropriate for Hospice when they have a life limiting condition that could lead to death within six months. Patients can be on Hospice much longer than six months.  Cancer,  Endstage Cardiac Disease, Congestive Heart Failure (CHF), Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD), Alzheimer's and Diabetes are just a few of the many diagnosis' a patient may have. The patient, family and physician seek comfort measures instead of aggressive, curative therapies. The patient needs a family member or friend who can act as a "Primary Care Person" who coordinates patient care and supervision 24 hours a day, seven days a week when the patient cannot be left alone OR The patient needs to be open to discussing care in a different setting such as a skilled nursing facility or Mercy House. Patient Care Settings Care is provided in a number of different settings including:

  • A patient's private residence (this includes home, boarding home, and adult care facilities)
  • Inpatient Units for Symptom Management at Lourdes, Wilson, and Binghamton
  • General Hospitals Facilities in Broome and Tioga Counties including:
    • Broome County:
      • Good Shepherd Fairview Home, Inc.
      • Ideal Senior Living Center Bridgewater
      • Absolut Care of Endicott
      • Susquehanna Nursing and Rehabilitation Center United Methodist Homes
      • Vestal Nursing Center
      • Willow Point Nursing Home
    • Tioga County: Riverview Manor Nursing Home

For additional information on Hospice services in any setting, contact a Home Care Manager at 607-798-5692.

Who pays for hospice care?

Medicare Medicaid Most private insurance including HMOs and Managed Care Organizations have some form of Hospice Benefit. A Patient Assistance Program is available for those without Hospice Benefit or without insurance who qualify. Hospice Volunteers Hospice volunteers provide a wonderful caring service of helping patients and their families during a difficult and challenging time in their lives. A thirty hour comprehensive training and a personal enrichment course is required for all volunteer. This training ensures that our volunteers are prepared to work with our patients.

If You Possess…Respect and reverence for life, maturity, a positive outlook, sensitivity, compassion, empathy, flexibility, a sense of humor and the willingness to help others…

Then our Hospice patients need you If you are interested in volunteering, please contact Bettye Canestaro, Hospice Volunteer Coordinator at 607-584-9159 or email              

Lourdes at Home                                                         

Lourdes At Home Provides On-Call Nursing Services 24-hours a Day, 7 Days a Week.

Quality Home Care You Deserve

Lourdes At Home provides quality care to residents of Broome, Tioga, Chenango, and Delaware Counties. Our goal is to support you in regaining or maintaining your independence at home, because home is where we all heal the best.

Who Benefits from Home Care

Lourdes At Home serves patients of all ages. Our skilled team of nurses, therapists, social workers, and support staff will work with you and your doctor to develop a plan that will meet your needs

Are you having trouble managing your medications? We can help. Our nurses can teach you about how and when to take your medications. They can also work with your doctor to make sure that everything you are taking is needed.

Are you feeling weak, and unsteady, or have you had a recent fall? We can help. Our skilled team of therapists can work with you to help you become stronger, improve your balance, and become safer in your own home.

Do you require complex wound care, IV infusions, therapy or other treatments and have trouble getting out? We can help. Our team comes to you. Some of our services include:

  • Skilled Nursing Care
  • Physical Therapy
  • Occupational Therapy
  • Speech Therapy
  • Nutrition
  • Counseling
  • Respiratory Therapy
  • Medical Social Work
  • Aide Service for personal care

Who pays for Home Care?

Medicare Medicaid Private Insurance (including HMOs) Private Pay Some Financial Assistance is available to clients who qualify

Lourdes Hospice - 607-798-5692

For more information about Lourdes at Home or to speak to a nurse directly, call 607-772-1598.