Hospice Care

A partnership with Hospice Buffalo

Comfort and Dignity in a Caring Environment

Hospice Buffalo is proud to be partnering with the Brothers of Mercy Nursing and Rehabilitation Center to provide compassionate and professional support to individuals facing the end-of-life journey, and to their families as well. Our partnership enables us to offer the very best in medical care in addition to emotional and spiritual support during this difficult time.

Brothers of Mercy and Hospice Care teams are cross trained in both Hospice and Palliative (comfort focused) care.

Hospice care offers comfort and dignity to individuals with an illness whose life expectancy is measured in months, rather than years. Our approach is to celebrate life and empower the individual and their family to make informed and supported choices regarding how they want to live in the precious time remaining.

Hospice Services

  • Hospice physician consultant
  • Palliative / comfort care and emotional support
  • 24-hour skilled nursing and support services
  • Offering private rooms with private bathrooms
  • Offering semiprivate rooms with bathrooms
  • Interfaith spiritual care
  • Individualized nutrition programs
  • Social work services and consultant therapists (Music, Massage)
  • Accommodations for a loved one to stay overnight
  • Bereavement counselors (13 months of grief support)
  • Private Hospice visitation lounge
  • Trained volunteers
  • Visitor meal service in room, in the main dining  room or cafeteria
  • Beautiful grounds,  patios and walking paths
  • Recreational and music programs
  • Pets welcome

Admission Guidelines

Any resident that is in need of 24-hour nursing care during the final months of life is eligible for placement in the Hospice center on the Brothers campus. Admission is based on a physician’s clinical judgment that hospice care would be appropriate for the resident, given the expected course of illness.

Admission is appropriate when:

A person lives alone and is no longer able to feed or dress themselves
The caregiver is physically or economically unable to provide care at home
A person lives in an unstable or unsafe home
A person does not have adequate family support

We accept residents who otherwise meet eligibility criteria for Hospice and the Brothers of Mercy, regardless of race, age, sex, color, religion, national origin, marital status, sexual orientation or disability.

For more information contact Hospice Buffalo at 716-686-8040 or BOM admissions department at 716-759-7629.