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The Facts and FAQs

A First in Mid-Hudson Valley

The home for the dying care model has been thriving in locations in northern New York State since 1984. Terminally ill patients and their families have found this viable end-of-life option to be a welcome alternative to nursing facilities or expensive in-home care. With no current hospice residence, hospital-based hospice unit, or home for the dying in Ulster County, Jim & Lisa’s Circle Home will be the first to provide people in need with a real home and a circle of support.

NYS Homes for the Dying

70% of terminally ill people die in hospitals or nursing homes.

80-90% would choose to die at home, surrounded by loved ones, if that was an option.

Fewer than 25% actually do.