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What makes Julia Hospice & Palliative Care different?

Our Philosophy of Care

  • Understanding the patient as the whole-person behind their illness​

  • Partnering with the patient and all their caregivers including other doctors to facilitate true team-based collaborative care

  • Employ personalized "holistic care" that brings together both traditional and non-traditional treatments if it is beneficial to the patient's well-being.

Julia House

  • A 15,000 square foot, 38 room,18-bed "state of the art" end-of-life care facility with family spaces, community spaces and administrative offices.

  • Located on 13.25 acres of serene, private, wooded land in the Town of McKean near the Interstate-79 interchange, and Interstate-90.  

  • The property is close to the geographic center of Erie County, providing easy access to all reaches of the county.

  • Each of the 18 patient suites includes 200 square feet of living space, a private open wheelchair accessible bathroom/shower facility, and a secure closet with safe for personal belongings.

  • Suites are large enough to accommodate two (2) rolling cots for family members or others to stay with their loved one overnight.

  • Family spaces include a lounge, dining room, kitchen and bathroom with shower facility.

  • Community spaces include a multi-denominational chapel, music/media room, art/childcare room, exercise/activities room, and 800 square foot two-story gathering space for community events.

  • Besides the administrative offices of JHPC, two (2) nursing stations with secure medication storage, there is a kitchen to prepare patient meals, and the region's only outpatient palliative care clinic.

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Palliative Care Clinic

  • More than 500 square feet of space including a comfortable waiting room and two (2) examination/consultation rooms.

  • One of the examination rooms will be equipped for "tele-medicine", allowing patients to be seen in consultation or follow-up either in person or remotely from their homes using high-speed broadband internet services and high-resolution video conferencing at Julia House.