formerly Southern Tier Hospice and Palliative Care


Palliative Care

  • "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."

Palliative care is a specialized medical care program designed to help you and your family cope with a serious illness. The CareFirst Palliative Care program is focused on providing you with relief from the symptoms, pain, and stress of a serious condition -- whatever the diagnosis.

CareFirst prepares you to navigate the complex course that comes with a serious illness, provides spiritual and emotional balance, and enables you to take advantage of all available resources. CareFirst also provides the support needed by your loved ones and helps you be a team with your doctors and caregivers.

Palliative care is appropriate at any age and at any stage in a serious illness, and can be provided together with curative treatment. CareFirst Thrive Palliative Care is available free of charge. Services can be offered at home, in a nursing home or other residential facility.

CareFirst offers a variety of Thrive Palliative Care programs to meet individual needs. 

  • Thrive – Community based support bringing expert consultation and advocacy to empower families managing the demands of a serious illness
  • Pediatric Palliative Care – Standing with families, helping them cope with the unique needs of seriously ill children
  • Perinatal Palliative Care – Care for families facing the birth of a seriously ill or dying child
  • Hospital Based Palliative Care – Partnering with hospitals to support palliative care in the hospital setting

Download our brochure to learn more about CareFirst Thrive.

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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, 37 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, 24 minutes ago

Jann CadyHappy Birthday!!!!! Wishing you all the very best for your retirement.11 hours, 52 minutes ago

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Marsha McElligottHappy Birthday Mary Ann and Happy Retirement too!!17 hours, 37 minutes ago

Karis HajjarHappy Birthday Mary Ann!!21 minutes ago

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

Sally Chamberlin KetchumBest wishes!13 hours, 38 minutes ago

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