Alternate Care Settings
Although receiving care at home is an ideal choice for many patients and families, it is not the only option. If your symptoms become unmanageable at home, MJHS is contracted to provide our specialized hospice services throughout the greater New York area in various hospice residences, inpatient units, skilled or assisted living facilities and hospitals. To continue to receive hospice services from MJHS, you must receive care from one of our partner facilities.
In cases where home is not the optimal care location, a specialized hospice care residence may provide an alternative place to meet all your medical needs best while providing a home-like setting and a place for you and your family to spend quality time together. Some of our hospice residences have private patient suites with separate bedrooms, a living area, a kitchenette, a welcoming area with a family lounge, and a dining room.
There are some circumstances when the patient’s symptoms cannot be controlled at home, and there is a need to have a specialized team provide a General Inpatient Level of Care in an inpatient unit. This setting provides the patient with 24/7 support to help ensure the peace and comfort of the patient. Inpatient units can be located within a hospital or dedicated hospice setting. Once your symptoms are stabilized, you are expected to return to your residence.
Skilled or Assisted Living Facility**
Our hospice team can work with the facility to coordinate the best Plan of Care for our patients already living in a skilled or assisted living facility. Providing hospice care at a skilled or assisted living facility does not replace the facility’s existing staff. We supplement the facility’s care and coordinate between doctors, nursing staff, the patient, family and others to ensure you are always comfortable and your needs are met.
Patients who are extremely ill may receive hospice care in a hospital setting. Our hospice team will work with the hospital staff to ensure your comfort and closely monitor you. When your condition stabilizes, our hospice team will work with the hospital discharge planner to create a Plan of Care in the appropriate setting.