formerly Southern Tier Hospice and Palliative Care


About Us

  • "Our family would like to thank everyone involved in my husband's care. You helped us to fulfill his final wish and make his final journey from home. You are all amazing and special; you took great care of him as well as his family."

  • "Your caring staff is so valuable to families during critical times. Your support is very comforting and appreciated. We are truly grateful."

  • "We were blessed with the loving care you gave our Dad. The nurse was great and treated him like he was part of her family. We are forever grateful for all of you. Thank you."

  • "To the Hospice folks, words cannot express our thanks and appreciation for your tender touch and loving professionalism during our Dad's illness. We will always remember our nurse's expert skills and abilities as well as her personal touch. "

  • "We want to thank everyone who cared for our Mother. Everyone was so nice and caring and went over and beyond what we could have hoped for. Thank you all."

CareFirst, formerly known as Southern Tier Hospice and Palliative Care, is a not-for-profit community-based program providing complete hospice, palliative care, and grief support services to residents of Chemung, Schuyler and Steuben counties of New York State.

Three interdisciplinary teams in Corning, Watkins Glen and Bath provide individualized care to patients and their families, primarily in the home.

Each team provides physician services, home care nursing, social work, spiritual care, grief services, and the assistance of trained volunteers. The team works in cooperation with the patient’s personal physician to provide compassionate professional care and support for patients and their families.

The mission of CareFirst has been consistent since its founding days. The entire staff is mission driven. Led by the Senior Management team and the Board of Directors, the strategic plan evolves to the growing needs of the community. Please view the testimonials from a cross section of the community.

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A wonderful video on hospice care - Thank you Hallmark Channel!

Jeanette Pavini discusses all the ways hospice care provides support to your loved ones.

Value of Hospice Care - Home & Family - Video | Hallmark ChannelView Link

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CareFirst volunteer Marsha McElligott sent us this picture of thriving geraniums she sold to her daughter this year via our Petal Pushers sale! We love her green thumb! Thanks for sharing, Marsha!

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Mary MostellerWe are so lucky to have gotten such quality plants from Joan Elwood Schaefer at Schaefer's Gardens and could not, without a doubt, pull off Petal Pushers in Schuyler County without Miss Marsha McElligott :) very thankful for you3 days, 6 hours ago

Christine Clum UpdykeLovely, Marsha!3 days, 12 hours ago

Joan Elwood SchaeferNice3 days, 11 hours ago

With a gentle ocean breeze blowing through her silver hair, Jane Gray smiled as she was pushed in a wheelchair at Hampton Beach on Tuesday. When she w...

Hospice patient celebrates birthday with one more trip to the seashore | New HampshireView Link

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3805 Meads Creek Road • Painted Post, NY 14870-9509 •P: 607.962.3100 •T: 800.734.1570 •F: 607.962.4300