The McGuire Group Journeys Program

Our Journeys palliative care program is designed to meet the needs, priorities and choices of individuals in the final stages of life. One of the benefits of the Journeys program is that you will not have to sacrifice your Medicare A benefits, as required with other end-of-life programs. Instead, you will be eligible to utilize your benefits for continued treatment of episodic conditions and maximize your plan of care. All care is provided by The McGuire Group’s physicians, RNs, LPNs, social workers and therapists trained in palliative care.

The Journeys program recognizes patient individuality and fulfills wishes as they relate to comfort, care and treatments. Our facilities are designed to meet the needs of patients and their families. Each one includes beautifully decorated private and semi-private rooms, comfortable furnishings, brightly lit solariums, large modern dining rooms, private lounge areas and park-like outdoor settings. In addition, comfort measures such as lounge chairs, a refreshment cart and a supportive atmosphere are available for family members when patients are nearing the end of life.

Our Journeys program also offers an opportunity for you to host a Celebration of Life event in honor of your loved one. Our program originated from the first-hand experience of our CEO, Jim McGuire, and the celebration he hosted for his mother at the end of her life.

It’s our goal to assist you in planning an easy and memorable event that will serve as a special time for your loved one to reminisce, share and connect with those who are most cherished in your lives.

For more information, please contact Barbara Johnson, Journeys Director at (716) 632-3700.

Medical services include:

  • 24-hour skilled nursing care
  • Intravenous therapy for pain and symptom management
  • Oxygen therapy
  • Pharmacy consultations
  • Specialized services as needed

Additional program enhancements include:

  • Symptom management through music therapy
  • Spiritual care
  • Daily activities
  • Pet visits
  • Physical, occupational and speech therapies
  • Bereavement services
  • Volunteer companionship

Journeys Program Testimonials

“Thank you and your team for the wonderful care, you helped us understand the stages that he would be going through.  You have an exceptional staff of caring people and we are so grateful to have experienced their kindness, care and love.” – Pat M.

” Your consistent support and care was very comforting, as we approached this difficult Journey as a family.” – Rose S.

“All we can say is what a wonderful program “Journeys” is for both the resident and most especially for the families that love them.  You helped us understand the process a little better and prepared us for what was to come.  Your staff is the key to the program…Thank you for being there fora ll of us.” – Karen and Ken B.

The McGuire Group offers the Journeys program at the following locations: