formerly Southern Tier Hospice and Palliative Care


Our Services

  • "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 is the source for excellent care, support and knowledge that enables individuals to cope with serious illness and all that comes with it.  We embrace families by respecting and empowering them to remain together at home, living their lives to the fullest.  CareFirst strengthens our community through partnerships with other community organizations and healthcare professionals and by providing education and advocacy.

  • Hospice Care – CareFirst believes everyone has the right to set their own path in life, even when that life may be nearing its natural end.  The CareFirst team provides families with what they need to honor those choices and stay together, while bringing hope, control, comfort and ease.
  • Palliative Care – Navigating the difficult course that comes with serious illness at any stage can be hard for a family to do on their own.  CareFirst offers the guidance, advice and support to empower families to chart that course and stay on that path.
  • Grief Services – Loss takes many forms and everyone heals from grief in their own way.  CareFirst stands ready to provide expertise and direct support so each aching heart can find a way to mend.
  • Education – CareFirst is a premier source of knowledge and expertise on the medical specialty of palliative care, as well as grief and home care.  By sharing this knowledge and advocating for the needs of those we serve, we enable our community to continue to grow stronger. 

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It's Officially Mary Ann Starbuck's last day at CareFirst...and it's her birthday to boot! Happy Birthday Mary Ann, best wishes for your retirement!

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Char Scotchmer SecondoCongratulations! So grateful I had the pleasure of working with you professionally in addition to knowing you personally. You are an amazing and inspirational person who has touched the lives of so many.12 hours, 39 minutes ago

Jessica ByersHappy Birthday and Best Wishes for this new chapter of your life! Thank you for all you have done for this community!11 hours, 25 minutes ago

Jann CadyHappy Birthday!!!!! Wishing you all the very best for your retirement.11 hours, 54 minutes ago

Pat Wheeler18 hours, 11 minutes ago

Cindy Chamberlin McCluskeyCongratulations!19 hours, 25 minutes ago

Lisa StoneHappy birthday! Enjoy ur retirement!15 hours, 17 minutes ago

Marsha McElligottHappy Birthday Mary Ann and Happy Retirement too!!17 hours, 39 minutes ago

Karis HajjarHappy Birthday Mary Ann!!23 minutes ago

Sam KrohnBest to you in your retirement ,you deserve this .17 hours, 2 minutes ago

Sally Chamberlin KetchumBest wishes!13 hours, 40 minutes ago

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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