Learn About Hospice Care and Its Benefits

What Is Hospice?

Hospice is specialized care that focuses on comfort, support, and quality of life for individuals with life-limiting illnesses, including heart disease, lung disease, cancer, and neurological diseases. Our services center around caring for the whole person—body, mind, and spirit—and providing support for the patient’s loved ones.

  • The patient’s personal physician
  • The hospice physician
  • Nurses
  • Hospice Aides
  • Social workers
  • Clergy
  • Dietitian
  • Trained volunteers
  • Speech, physical, and occupational therapists, if needed

Do you need care or know someone who does?

Call us at (814) 723-2455 and we will help you find the services and support you desire.

Who Is Eligible?

Admission to Hospice of Warren County is open to any patient who:

  • Resides in the Warren County area
  • Has his/her doctor’s and the Hospice Medical Director’s certification that he/she has a life expectancy of six months or less if the illness runs its normal course
  • Has a family member or other appropriate person available to assist with care needs and decision-making
  • Chooses to receive hospice care rather than curative treatments for the illness

The admission process begins with a phone call to Hospice made by the patient, a family member, friend, clergy, physician, or other healthcare professional. The patient’s personal physician is then contacted to make sure the patient is eligible for Hospice services. A time will be arranged for Hospice staff to visit with the patient and family to explain how Hospice can help. If Hospice is the service you want, Hospice will take care of the rest.

Call our office at (814) 723-2455 and we’d be glad to help you.

Hospice of Warren County Non-Discrimination Statement
Hospice of Warren County complies with applicable Federal civil rights laws and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, disability, or sex. Hospice of Warren County cumple con las leyes federales de derechos civiles aplicables y no discrimina por motivos de raza, color, nacionalidad, edad, discapacidad o sexo.

ATTENTION: If you speak a foreign language and need language assistance, free translation services are available to you. Call (1-814) 723-2455.
ATENCIÓN: si habla español, tiene a su disposición servicios gratuitos de asistencia lingüística. Llame al (1-814) 723-2455.

Click to read the full Non-discrimination Notice

I’m living with an illness

Living with a serious illness can leave you wondering, “What can I do now?” Hospice of Warren County is here to help you.

From the moment of diagnosis, we are here to help you as you make decisions, face challenges, adjust to changes, and anticipate the future. Contact our office today and we will present you with options, resources, and answers to help you find comfort and quality of life.

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Hospice of Warren County provides many services:

  • Physician-directed interdisciplinary team care
  • Regularly scheduled nursing visits
  • Registered nurse on call 24/7
  • Hospice aides
  • Social work services
  • Spiritual and emotional support
  • Supportive services and respite provided by specially trained volunteers
  • Family counseling and training of family members in patient care
  • Dietary counseling as appropriate
  • Speech, physical, and occupational therapies, as appropriate
  • Medical equipment and supplies
  • Coordination with other community services
  • Bereavement support

Do you need care or know someone who does?

Call us at (814) 723-2455 and we will help you find the services and support you desire.

For more helpful online information about the services Hospice of Warren County provides, please see “Our Services” on the green menu bar above.

I’m a caregiver

Hospice of Warren County is here to help you.

From the moment of diagnosis, we are here to help you with our programs, expert advice, and helpful resources.  Contact our office today and we will present you with options, resources, answers, and support to help provide comfort and quality of life.

  • Physician-directed interdisciplinary team care
  • Regularly scheduled nursing visits
  • Registered nurse on call 24/7
  • Hospice Aides
  • Social work services
  • Spiritual and emotional support
  • Supportive services and respite provided by specially trained volunteers
  • Family counseling and training of family members in patient care
  • Dietary counseling as appropriate
  • Speech, physical, and occupational therapies, as appropriate
  • Medical equipment and supplies
  • Coordination with other community services
  • Bereavement support

Do you provide care or know someone who does?

Call us at (814) 723-2455 or email us at hospiceofwarren@howc.org, and we will help you find the services and support you desire.
For more helpful online information about the services Hospice of Warren County provides, please see “Our Services” on the green menu bar at the very top of the page.

I’m grieving
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Supporting you through grief & loss

Hospice of Warren County has a comprehensive bereavement program: The Schorman Center, a Place for Healing Grief and Loss.  The focus of bereavement services is loss and its effect on each person’s life.  Services are available to all Warren County residents dealing with the death of a loved one.  There is no charge for any Schorman Center services.”

Contact the Schorman Center at 814-723-8060 or by email at admin@schormancenter.org,

If you would like to go directly to the site, click on the Schorman Center button down below.

The focus of bereavement services is loss and its effect on each person’s life.  Services are available to all Warren County residents dealing with the death of a loved one.  There is no charge for any Schorman Center services.

Services consist of individual counseling, grief workshops, monthly support groups, special calling, mailings, and an annual memorial service. Counseling and group sessions are available to children and teens as well as to adults.

Bereavement services staff and volunteers are experienced and trained to help individuals learn coping skills in a confidential and professional manner. Referral to other appropriate community resources are made as needed.

As part of our community outreach, we offer grief educational programs to many local organizations including educators, PTAs, health care providers, service organizations, and church groups. If your local organization is interested in learning more about dealing with loss, we’d be glad to make arrangements to come and speak with your group. Please contact us to schedule an engagement.

To find out more about how our bereavement services can help you deal with your grief, visit our Coping with Grief and Loss page or contact us at (814) 723-2455 or by email at hospiceofwarren@howc.org.

“They made life much easier for us during this difficult time.  It was comforting knowing hospice would be there to monitor his care.  Hospice was only a phone call away.”

I want to help
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“Our volunteers are the “Hearts of Hospice”.  They provide visitation, hair care, music therapy, pet therapy, art therapy, Reiki, and serve regular shifts at our Hospice House helping with patients and visitors.  The list continues with so much more.  Volunteers are a huge part of the plan of care we maintain for our patients and families.  There is no time like the present and no present like time!  Contact Barbi Zingone, 723-2455, ext. 117 for more information about this life changing experience of being a hospice volunteer.”

I am a Veteran

Some of the special ways Hospice of Warren County addresses key aspects of serving veterans:

  • Performing a Military Checklist on admission to note unique care needs of a veteran
  • Assistance with connecting a veteran and/or veteran’s family to possible veteran’s benefits
  • Familiarity and close working relationship with the local and regional Veterans’ Administration hospice and palliative care connections
  • Veteran-to-veteran volunteer availability

Important Link: Pennsylvania Department of Military and Veteran’s Affairs
America’s veterans have done everything asked of them in their mission to serve our country. We believe it is never too late to give them a hero’s welcome home. It is Hospice of Warren County’s mission to serve those who have served us. Veterans often carry experiences from their military service that present unique challenges at the end of life. Hospice of Warren County has stepped up to partner with the Veterans’ Administration to continue to build skills and fulfill our mission to serve our county’s veterans.

Honoring Veterans Includes Compassionate Care at the End of Life

Veterans often carry experiences from their military service that present unique challenges at the end of life. Hospice of Warren County has stepped up to partner with the Veterans’ Administration to continue to build skills and fulfill our mission to serve our county’s veterans.