The Gift of Comfort
Contributions to Hospice allow us to make a difference in the quality of life for all our terminally ill patients and their families. In addition to providing comprehensive care to patients today, donations help us develop new services to meet the future needs of anyone with an advanced, life-threatening illness. Lifetime Care Hospice/Hildebrandt Hospice Care Center is recognized as a 501-C-3 charitable organization, so all donations are tax-deductible.
A variety of gift options are available, including cash contributions, memorial donations, trust arrangements and bequests as part of a will. Make a donation to Hospice using our secure transaction form.
For more information about donations, call (585) 214-1107.
How Donations to Hospice are Used
Hospice in Homes, Hospitals, Nursing Homes and Hildebrandt Hospice Care Center Lifetime Care helped bring hospice care to the Rochester area 35 years ago, before it was a service covered by any insurance, based on its mission to provide quality end-of-life care wherever it was needed.
Today, in addition to patient homes, Lifetime Care provides care in nursing homes and hospitals, and in the Hildebrandt Center for patients who are unable to be in their own homes. The funds needed to build the state-of-the-art hospice inpatient center came exclusively from donations. Since its opening in November of 2007, over 3,000 patients and their families have been served at the Hildebrandt Hospice Care Center
Hospice Days of Care Provided in 2016
|Care at Home||37,696|
|Comfort Care Homes||3,823|
|Nursing Homes Care||77,930|
|Hildebrandt Hospice Care Center||2,966|
Services to support adults and children after the loss of a loved one are provided by Lifetime Care to anyone in our community in need even if they were not involved in our hospice program. The bereavement services provided at little or no cost include:
- One-on-one counseling
- Support groups
- Special programs for children who have lost a family member; and for surviving spouses
- Ceremonies of remembrance open to the general public and our hospice families
These services are made possible through donations.
2015 Bereavement Support
|Support for Individuals||2,043|
|Support Group Participants||5,131|
|Special Events & Grief Education Attendees||2,077|
In addition to providing comprehensive care to patients today, donations help us develop new services to meet the future needs of anyone with an advanced, life-threatening illness.
While Lifetime Care is a subsidiary of the Lifetime Healthcare Companies which includes Excellus BlueCross BlueShield, this affiliation exists to ensure that members of Excellus BCBS have best in class end-of-life services available to them. ALL reimbursements for hospice services and donations to Lifetime Care Hospice are used to support staffing and patient services.