Compassion and Support


Patients & Families


Each of us has the opportunity to contribute our time, talent and treasure every day.  We offer all readers the opportunity to join us in our collaborative effort to improve the care of individuals with advancing serious illness and those heading toward the end of their life.  Your contribution is valued and appreciated, particularly as we move from a patient/family focused, Rochester-based Web site to a site that meets the needs of both the patient/family, health care and other professionals statewide. There are a number of ways to contribute to this community website.

Ways to Contribute

Share a Story or a Picture

Patients can truly live their life to the fullest, even as they approach the end of their life. While we may have our own experiences with pain and with seeing someone we know suffer and/or die, we likely also have strong feelings about these experiences and what we found helpful.  Please share your story, in your own words or expressed in other art forms (e.g. share a picture), so we might provide these stories for others.

Provide Additional Resources

In an effort to always provide accurate and up to date information, please provide us with information about other resources – Web sites, books, published and unpublished research and articles etc. that we should include on this site.  We are pleased to include information from across New York State and to link with other appropriate Web sites. Additionally, if you find information on the site that is outdated or inaccurate, please let us know. Our objective is to be a repository of community information on this topic. Please note that we do reserve the right to limit what is included on the website. To update information or to submit new material, contact Patricia Bomba, MD.

Donate Now

Donate now using our secure online donation form. On-line contributions to are accepted to allow us to continue to educate and empower patients, families, health care and other professionals.  The ultimate goal is to make a difference in the quality of life for seriously ill patients and their families.

Donations through this on-line system are made to "Lifetime Care, Projects under the Direction of Dr. Patricia Bomba Fund."  Lifetime Care is a 501-C-3 charitable organization, so all donations are tax-deductible.  For more information about donations, call toll free at 1-877-718-6709.

Donations can also be made by mail with checks made out to "Lifetime Care, Projects under the Direction of Dr. Pat Bomba" and mailed to Attn: Dr. Pat Bomba, 165 Court Street, 4 South, Rochester, NY 14647

Thank you for your contribution of time, talent and treasure.