Visiting Nurse Service

Leo Center for Caring

When time with loved ones is fleeting and uniquely precious, turn to Visiting Nurse Service and St. Ann’s Community for specialized care when it’s needed most. Together we’ve expanded hospice care in the region by creating the Leo Center for Caring, developed to provide you and your family with an atmosphere of comfort and distinctive levels of care.

A first in the Rochester area, the center is the result of our strong collaboration. Located on the fourth floor of the new building on St. Ann's Community's Irondequoit campus, our 10-bed unit offers hospice care to those who can benefit from a specialized hospitalization environment, while providing closeness with family and loved ones.

The Comforts Of Home

The Leo Center for Caring includes:

  • Private patient rooms, beautifully decorated, featuring a TV and DVD player, telephones and private baths
  • Around-the-clock visiting privileges for family members, including overnight accommodations
  • A cozy living/lounge area with a fully equipped kitchen, dining area and computers with Internet access
  • Access to St. Ann’s Campus common areas like a greenery-filled lobby, café, library with internet access, chapel and peaceful walking paths
  • Physician supervision and coverage available for all patients
  • Special support services available as needed

The Patient Experience: Comforting Surroundings

Patients are admitted to the Leo Center for Caring for:

  • Short-term pain and symptom management
  • End-of-life care
  • Care devoted to quality of life, ensuring dignity, meaning and peace

An Experienced Team with One Goal

Comprised of specially trained professionals with extensive hospice care experience from St. Ann's Community and visiting clinicians from the Hospice and Palliative Care Program at VNS, these men and women work together to provide exceptional care and support for individuals and their families alike:

  • Hospice Medical Director
  • Nurse Practitioners
  • Nurses
  • Medical Social Workers
  • Certified Nursing Assistants
  • Hospice Volunteers
  • Pastoral and Counseling Professionals
  • Bereavement Support
  • Physical, Occupational, and Speech Therapists (As Needed)
  • Dieticians (As Needed)

If you’d like more information or want to inquire about making a referral, please call Visiting Nurse Hospice at (585) 787-8315.  If you need to reach someone at the Leo Center for Caring, please call (585) 697-6603.

Visiting Nurse Service of Rochester
(585) 787-2233
(800) 724-5727

2180 Empire Boulevard • Webster, NY 14580


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