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We love hearing from our patients and their families.


I didn’t realize how much hospice care would enhance my mother’s quality of life. United Hospice helped my mother maintain quality of life in the nursing home— enjoying activities, family and friends, until her very last day.

Marianna Avarali


United Hospice helps you through a lot of things you don’t know how to deal with.

Robert Urban


I didn't know that hospice care is personalized for each family. It seemed almost intuitive how the United Hospice professionals understood our family’s particular needs.

Carole Vickerman


I wasn’t aware that we could use United Hospice services because my mom didn’t have cancer.

Angela Jordan

I learned that calling United Hospice didn’t mean we were giving up. I wish I had called sooner.

Dennis Mesian

For about nine months I insisted I could take care of him. I needed help. It wasn’t my doctor who said to call United Hospice, it was someone from my parish.

Dolores Bechtel

Hospice is the answer. After being informed what hospice is and not the myth we think that it is. Everybody agreed; let the old man have peace. I think together hospice and the family; we’ve done a good job. We’ve done an excellent job. You should not have any fear whatsoever, for whatever reason for contacting your hospice organization. Thank you hospice for all you have done.

John O’Hara

Additional Testimonials

During the 11 weeks that hospice was in my son’s life, I learned you don’t have to wait for the end. They helped my son and our family have a good journey. United Hospice helped our son continue to work, enjoy outside activities and see his friends.
Celeste Kaplan
Devastated after the sudden death of my husband, I turned to Hospice for grief counseling. I could not have made a better decision. From the person at the front desk to Marissa my grief counselor I felt welcomed, and hopeful. I strongly recommend United Hospice of Rockland for compassionate care to your loved ones and your families.
Sheryl Santi
I love United Hospice. This is the best organization ever created. It’s a beautiful thing, the way you honor the veterans. All wonderful people, absolutely wonderful.
Wife of Veteran & United Hospice Patient
My twin brother was accepted for hospice at the Joe Raso Residence of United Hospice. We could not have found a more caring, supportive and peaceful place for him to spend his final days. The staff was warm and connected with my brother as well as with me and my family members. The facility is beautiful and the ambiance peaceful. I recommend it without reservation.
Linda Sverdlove
My husband’s team saved my life. When I brought my husband home from the hospital, United Hospice was already here. They were always available when I needed them.
Iris Zayas
I have been a United Hospice volunteer in many capacities for over 25 years. I could not be more impressed and awed by the work this wonderful organization does for those at their most vulnerable. Oh how I wish something like this existed when I was going through the process of losing my parents in another state. It would have things much easier and peaceful for all of us.
Robyn Herbst
UH has provided my patients care and dignity when needed. The medical director is responsive and my first call for symptom management. The nurses are superheros and invaluable in providing patients and families knowledge and emotional support. When needed UH is an invaluable resource.
Lisa Hirsch
United Hospice of Rockland helped my family tremendously by caring for my mother when she was terminally ill. It was much more than one kind person taking care of my mother. It was a well-coordinated team effort and humanistic approach that made an awful experience bearable. Thank you to all of the wonderful and caring people who helped ease my mother into her end of life through the high level of care provided.
Jim Burton
I can't say enough good things about United Hospice. United Hospice provided care for both my mother and father. The care provided by all of the medical team was spectacular. The "home setting" of the Joe Raso residence was peaceful for both of my parents but equally comfortable for all of us as family members. Every employee (nursing, social workers, cleaning staff, admin staff, etc), helped to make our parents final days peaceful and allowed them to pass with dignity. There aren't enough words to thank United Hospice. THANK YOU! THANK YOU!
Ellen Feit
My mother a very private person wasn't so accepting of Hospice care from the onset knowing what it connotes. Finally when it was really needed she was more accepting of it and the care was wonderful and comforting to her. After her passing I was offered Grief Counseling for which I initially declined. When I finally decided to "give it a try", I found it most meaningful and helpful to me after the loss of my Mom.
Lawrence Wolf
United Hospice, Inc has been a compassionate and caring service that my congregation, the Dominican Sisters of Sparkill, have invited to journey with our members in their final days of life's journey. The nurses and aides have been a prayerful, understanding presence in our time of loss. To Hospice/for Hospice we will be forever grateful.
Peggy Scarano
They helped me at a time I needed someone I could call at any time for confirmation that what I was doing for my wife was correct. Also for the equipment that was furnished that made my wife comfortable in the final hours. Finally, the kindness and the moral support given when it was most needed.
Angelo Gallo
I cannot say enough good things about this place. They support both the patient and their loved ones, even helping provide counseling for the grieving family members who may be feeling emotional loss long after. We would have been lost without this service.