About Hospice Care in Westchester & Putnam

Compassionate hospice care with the comforts of home

Hospice Care in Westchester & Putnam is a fully licensed nonprofit organization that delivers comprehensive, compassionate services to patients with advanced or life-threatening illnesses. As a part of Northwell Health At Home, one of the largest home care agencies in New York state providing quality care for more than 35 years, we give patients the care they need where they’re most comfortable: with their family and loved ones.

We coordinate all services, including hospital care, to deliver a seamless care plan that’s maintained 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.


Hospice Care in Westchester & Putnam Services

Our hospice patients receive a personalized plan of care to meet their individual needs, which may include:
  • Pain and symptom management
  • Palliative care
  • On-call nursing
  • Home health aides
  • Registered dieticians
  • Medical social workers
  • Coordination of durable medical equipment, supplies and medications
  • Physical, occupational and speech therapies
  • Hospitalization
  • Spiritual counseling
  • Volunteer support
  • Music and Memory Certified

If the patient can no longer be cared for at home, we can provide hospice services at a hospital or in a nursing home. The patient can continue to access his or her hospice benefits and receive the same specialized services and care we provided at home.

The Northwell Health At Home Palliative Care Program provides pain and symptom management to patients who may not be eligible for a hospice program but who would benefit from palliative care.


Does Hospice mean giving up hope?

No. Hospice helps the patient live as comfortable and fully as possible, despite the illness.

Who is eligible for hospice?

Any person residing in Westchester or Putnam counties with a life-threatening or advanced illness, including cancer, ALS, AIDS, Alzheimer’s disease or end-stage cardiac, lung, liver, neurological or renal disease may be eligible for hospice care. The patient’s physician must certify his or her condition.

Who pays for hospice care?

Hospice is covered by Medicare, Medicaid and most other insurances, including many managed care plans. Admission is based on patient need, rather than on ability to pay.

How soon should Hospice be considered?

The patient and his or her family can make the best use of hospice resources with an early referral. This allows us to address serious problems head-on and avoid hospitalization.

What if the patient improves?

It is not unusual for a patient to improve after admission to hospice, in which case discharge from hospice can be considered. Hospice staff then helps the family to create plans for alternative services.

What if the patient decides to pursue more aggressive or curative treatment for their illness?

Every patient has the option of discontinuing hospice at any time. He or she may always return to hospice, if needed.

Family Support

Hospice can provide support for families with special services for adults, teens and children to support them in managing stress and coping with their loved one’s illness.


“The care my mother received was given in a most dignified manner, with compassion for our family as well. I will always be grateful to you for making my mother’s end of life peaceful and allowing her to be at home where she wanted to be.” – B.T.

Contact Us

Main office number: (914) 666-4228
Main office Fax: (914) 666-0378
Volunteers: (914) 666-4228, ext. 1309
Admissions office number: (516) 832-7100
Admission’s office Fax: 1-516-745-6227

Please call our New Referral Number at 1-800-246-7742 for patients who live in Westchester or Putnam counties. You can also Fax Your Referral to us at: 1 -516-745-6227.


Renea Berry, Director

Dr. Kathrynne G. Basa, Medical Director

Eileen Canfield, Supervisor

Georgia Conley, Supervisor