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End of Life

Does your family need guidance on how to think through the decisions facing you as a loved one nears the end of his or her life?

This Catholic Guide by the NYS Catholic Conference is designed to explain the moral principles of Catholic teaching in end-of-life decision-making and outlines the options that exist in NY State for advanced care planning.

For more clarity, guidance and resources go to

Support for your aging loved one in the Archdiocese of New York


1-8559512273 [CARE]

(TTY/TDD: 711)

7 days a week, 8:00 A.M. to 8:00 P.M.

For a full listing of Home Care, Short-Term Rehab, Nursing Homes, End of Life Care, and Specialized Care Services throughout the Archdiocese:


Cabrini Eldercare

115 Broadway, Dobbs Ferry, NY 10522

(914) 693-6800 


Calvary Hospital

1740 Eastchester Road, Bronx, NY 10461

718- 518-2000         


Carmelite Sisters of the Aged and Infirm – St. Patrick’s Home

66 Van Cortlandt Park S, Bronx, NY 10463


For a listing of all Carmelite facilities:


Encore Community Services

Senior services in Manhattan


Hawthorne Dominicans, Rose Hill Home

600 Linda Ave, Hawthorne, NY 10532



Little Sisters of the Poor, Jeanne Jugan Residence

Mother Gertrude Mary, Mother Superior

2999 Schurz Ave, Bronx, NY 10465-3826   347-329-1800 


Providence Rest

Sister Seline Mary Flores, C.S.JB

3304 Waterbury Ave., Bronx, NY 10465

718.931.3000 Ext: 8458


Servants of Mary, Ministers to the Sick

In-patient home services for the poor

3305 Country Club Road, Bronx NY 10465

(718) 829 – 0428

Additional Resources

Do you need an Advance Directive compliant with your state? Go to Patient Rights Council for Advance Directives and other resources. 

Catholic Witness in Health Care: Practicing Medicine in Truth and Love: Winner of the 2018 CPA Book award. Covering a range of topics on the Catholic approach to medical ethics.

Midwife for Souls: A pastoral guide for hospice workers on the spirituality of caring for the dying written from the author’s own experience.

Sisters of Life Interview with Dr. Brescia