Leo Center for Caring Renovation

Compassionate Hospice and Palliative Care at St. Ann’s Community

Providing compassionate care that prioritizes comfort and the emotional and spiritual needs at the end of life for individuals and their families is one of the most important things we do at St. Ann’s Community. 

Care and Compassion

The Leo Center for Caring offers hospice and palliative care in a quiet space nestled on the 4th floor of the Wegman Care Center on our Irondequoit campus. It provides a peaceful atmosphere allowing individuals to complete their lives with dignity, sensitivity and comfort.

Our staff is specially trained to care for those who are soon to depart this life with the utmost compassion, and to ease the stress of their loved ones who are preparing to say goodbye.

Providing care to those in their most vulnerable state of life are:

  • Medical Director
  • Nursing Team
  • Social Workers
  • Dietitians
  • Music Therapists
  • Pastoral Care and Counseling Professionals

Together these specially trained professionals with extensive hospice care experience allow us to complete our mission of caring for the most important people on earth.

A Shift in Needs

The Leo Center was created a decade ago as an acute inpatient hospice with an average length of stay lasting just a few days. In recent years, the Leo Center has shifted to provide long-term hospice care, with the average length of stay lasting several months. For these longer periods of care, the individuals and their families need different choices for how they live.

To meet these changing needs and to position the Leo Center for the next decade, an investment of $1.5 million will be made in the following renovations:

  • Addition of a full-service kitchen and upgraded dining space
  • Updates to the outdoor terrace
  • Relocation of the Meditation Space
  • Addition of two individual rooms
  • Creation of family suites for family members to rest/recharge

If you are interested in learning more about the Leo Center for Caring and how you can get involved, contact Jodi Revill, Vice-President, St. Ann’s Foundation at 585-697-6516.

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