Human Services

PATHWAY HOME OF THE FINGER LAKES INC

Seneca Falls, NY

Mission

Pathway Home provides quality care to the dying, meeting their physical, emotional, social, and spiritual needs in a supportive home environment, while respecting their individuality and maintaining their dignity in their final days. Admission is based solely on need with our regard to their age, gender, race, or spiritual beliefs

Ruling Year

2011

Executive Director

Martha Shields

Main Address

PO Box 516 1529 State Route 414

Seneca Falls, NY 13148 USA

Keywords

hospice, palliative care

EIN

27-3390079

 Number

0457084758

Cause Area (NTEE Code)

Hospice (P74)

Other Housing Support Services (L80)

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Programs + Results

What we aim to solve

Pathway Home was developed as a non- medical hospice home to meet the needs of people in our rural community who are terminally ill. We are here to help people overcome the challenges of providing end-of-life care to a loved one, as there are limited options for this type of care available to people in our area. Pathway Home is one of only seven non-medical hospice homes in the Finger Lakes and one of 31 homes in the entire state.

Our programs

What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

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Residental Care

Where we work

Our Results

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Number of people who have received end of life care at our residence.

TOTALS BY YEAR
Population(s) served

Adults,

Families,

People with diseases and illnesses

Related program

Residental Care

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context notes

total number of residents in one year. Pathway Home opened March of 2017.

Number of people received end of life care at our residence who have had a terminal diagnosis of cancer.

TOTALS BY YEAR
Population(s) served

Adults,

Families,

People with diseases and illnesses

Related program

Residental Care

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Number of people received end of life care at our residence who have had a terminal diagnosis of end stage heart disease.

TOTALS BY YEAR
Population(s) served

Caregivers,

Families,

People with diseases and illnesses

Related program

Residental Care

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Number of people received end of life care at our residence who have had a terminal diagnosis of end stage pulmonary disease.

TOTALS BY YEAR
Population(s) served

Caregivers,

People with diseases and illnesses

Related program

Residental Care

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Number of people received end of life care at our residence who have had a terminal diagnosis of end stage alzheimers disease.

TOTALS BY YEAR
Population(s) served

People with diseases and illnesses

Related program

Residental Care

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Number of people received end of life care at our residence who have had a terminal diagnosis of other end stage diseases.

TOTALS BY YEAR
Population(s) served

No target populations selected

Related program

Residental Care

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context notes

Other diseases or terminal diagnosis than mentioned above

Charting Impact

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What have they accomplished so far and what's next?

We provide hands-on care to our residents in the last few weeks or months of their lives. We also provide support to their families by providing a neutral home environment where family can gather. We guide them through the dying process, educating them on the stages and preparing them for changes they may see their loved one go through. But most of all we focus on helping our residents to live each day as it come,s to the best of their ability on that day. And we hope , for their families, to make a very difficult experience a little more positive.

We care for up to 2 residents at a time, providing physical care, socialization, spiritual support and support to their families during the dying process. Care is provided by volunteers 16 hours a day and 8 hours by paid staff. Our staff works in conjunction with Lifetime Care Hospice of Wayne and Seneca Counties who provide community hospice services to our residents as if they are in their own homes.

Currently. we have one full time employee, our director. We have a part time house manager, and 2 part time overnight caregivers. The home is staffed for 16 hours a day with volunteers from the community who dedicate their time to care for our residents and their families. We have a two bedroom ranch style home that has been adapted to meet the needs of our residents. We provide sofa beds in the rooms for families to stay if they wish. The home's facilities are there for families to use, they can cook meals in our kitchen or we can cook for them. We have a large living room, and deck area for the families to use also.

Our progress is noted by the number of families we have served and our community's awareness of the services our home provides.

Death is a fact of life and at some point we will need to provide care for someone we love. We are working hard to change perceptions of what end of life care is and what it can be. We do presentations at local clubs such as Lions and Rotary, and churches. Our hospice providers also educate their patients and caregivers of the availability of our services. We reach out to colleges in our area and offer volunteer time to nursing students who are interested in learning about end of life care. At this writing we have cared for 65 residents and we have provided support to hundreds of their family members. We are working hard to strengthen our volunteer base and showing our supporters and donors how much we appreciate them. We have intensified our volunteer training to give them the tools they need to help families cope.

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PATHWAY HOME OF THE FINGER LAKES INC

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BOARD ORIENTATION & EDUCATION

Does the board conduct a formal orientation for new board members and require all board members to sign a written agreement regarding their roles, responsibilities, and expectations?

No

CEO OVERSIGHT

Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year?

No

ETHICS & TRANSPARENCY

Have the board and senior staff reviewed the conflict-of-interest policy and completed and signed disclosure statements in the past year?

Yes

BOARD COMPOSITION

Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership?

Yes

BOARD PERFORMANCE

Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years?

No