Summary of Hospice Programs and Services
Hospice is an interdisciplinary approach to caring for patients with an advanced illness. It improves quality of life, ensures proper pain management and offers psychosocial support for the patient and their family. Patients may receive hospice services if the referring physician and the hospice both certify that the patient has a prognosis of 6 months or less if the illness runs its expected course.
Services we can offer your patients include:
The services we provide are based on individualized needs. These services may include:
- Visits by members of the interdisciplinary team: hospice MD, registered nurse, social worker, spiritual care support, creative arts therapist, home health aide and volunteers.
- Medical and nursing management of the physical symptoms of your patient’s illness.
- Emotional and spiritual support / counseling for the patient and primary caregiver(s).
- Medications, medical equipment including oxygen, supplies and durable medical equipment.
- Physical therapy, occupational therapy, respiratory therapy, speech language pathology, dietary counseling and laboratory services, as appropriate and with hospice MD approval.
- Routine Home Care — In the comfort of the patient’s home…whether it is a private residence, assisted living facility or skilled nursing facility.
- General Inpatient Care — In an inpatient unit or skilled nursing facility when efforts to manage symptoms are ineffective.
- Continuous Care (a.k.a Crisis Care) — In the patient’s residence during a symptom crisis for at least 8hrs a day and up to 24hrs
- Respite Care — In a skilled nursing facility for caregivers who are unable to provide care
Creative Arts Therapy
Includes music and art therapy that helps reduce stress and anxiety, elevates mood and allows patients and families a creative outlet for expression.
Ethics Review Committee
Provides extra support in understanding the different approaches to caring and how these choices fit with family values and beliefs.
Provides bereavement education and support to family members of all ages, for thirteen months after the death of a loved one.
Home Health Aide
Provides personal care such as bathing, dressing and skin care.
Provide support through companionship and respite for your patient’s caregivers.
We Honor Veterans
Recognizes veteran patients who served America. Developed jointly between Department of Veteran Affairs and the National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization, with the mission of better addressing veterans’ needs at this important time of life.
Asian Hospice Program
Provides our Asian-American patients a team of doctors, nurses, social workers, chaplains and volunteers who not only speak the many languages of our patients, but also understand the unique culture of the patients they serve.
Offers a unique way of caring for all Jewish patients by addressing individual, spiritual and religious beliefs in accordance with Jewish law (Halacha) and the patient’s/family’s personal practices.
Assures a patient and their family that a chosen rabbinic advisor, or Posek, will be included in the medical decision-making process.
Holocaust Survivor Care
Provides survivors and their families with staff who are educated about the unique needs of Holocaust survivors.
We can help you with your patient’s needs assessment.