I am thankful for all that hospice does. Hospice has special concern for the patient and family. When my mother-in-law was suffering from breast cancer, we utilized many services. Each nurse was sensitive to needs, had a listening ear, and was very caring. They all listened to her as an individual. They did not try to change her lifestyle, but wanted to keep her as comfortable as possible. They cared about her (and our entire family) mentally and physically. The nurses were up to date on the latest meds and kept in very good contact with the family doctor. They always checked with him when changing or increasing dosages and to make sure that nothing would interact poorly. The volunteers were also wonderful. They were willing to listen to our concerns, and help with little things like dishes and putting away groceries. They did everything they could to make it that much easier on us. It was reassuring to mom that she would not be alone. Hospice aides came to bathe mom three times a week. They were very sensitive to her needs and paid special care to her in what could have been an embarrassing situation. We had a wonderful social worker that cared and was concerned about us physically, mentally, and spiritually. I was amazed at how well Hospice kept in touch with us after my mother-in-law passed. They would call to see how we were doing, or send a note on special times like birthdays or anniversaries. They kept in touch for at least a year. Communication is so very important and my family felt all of the members of the hospice team did a wonderful service of communicating. Oswego County Hospice did so much for our family to give us peace of mind when we were going through a difficult time. They allowed my mother-in-law to spend her last days at home with dignity. I would recommend them to anyone.