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Hospice and Palliative Care Programs in NJ

Hospice and Palliative Care Programs in NJ

Hospice and palliative care bring compassion and support to not only the patient, but also, to family members. It incorporates a multi-disciplinary team approach to medical care, pain management, and emotional and spiritual support. The resident’s needs, desires, comfort, dignity and quality of life are the focus.

While there are over 4,500 hospice organizations in the US today, hospice fits United Methodist Communities’ mission of compassionate care by partnering with local hospice agencies. As a senior service organization with vast experience, hospice complements our faith-based approach. When a cure is no longer possible, hospice brings families the support and peace-of-mind they deserve.

Our vision to grow through creativity, innovation and gracious hospitality, promotes high resident and family expectations during a vitally important period of the human experience. Our communities’ enhanced environments and amenities lend themselves to choosing United Methodist Communities for hospice.

When a person has been medically certified to have less than six months to live, the focus becomes attending to their total comfort and unprecedented needs. An individual’s end-of-life experience should be characterized by an enhanced level of compassionate care and attention to detail with which they have lived.

A multi-disciplinary team of professionals attend to not only the resident, but the entire family, as they support their loved one and deal with the grieving process. A nurse, social worker, chaplain, nursing aide, and others are equipped to handle the medical, social, emotional, spiritual, and other unique needs that often arise. United Methodist Communities’ values of compassion, respect, stewardship and service, promote dignity.

Hospice is available at all four of our full service communities throughout New Jersey: Bristol Glen (Newton), Collingswood (Collingswood), Pitman (Pitman), and the Shores (Ocean City).

FAQs

Palliative care is comfort care that can occur at any point after a diagnosis and run alongside curative treatment. Hospice care is comfort care that comes after a terminal diagnosis when treatment is no longer an option.

Palliatve and hopsice care are both covered by Medicare; palliative care as part of the treatment of an illness and hospice care for terminal illnesses.

When a person has been medically certified to have less than six months to live, the focus becomes attending to their total comfort and unprecedented needs. An individual’s end-of-life experience should be characterized by an enhanced level of compassionate care and attention to detail with which they have lived.

The length of hospice care depends on the diagnosis but can be started with a doctor’s projection of six months or less to live.

Hospice provides up to 24 hour care depending on the needs of the patient.

Medicare defines the four levels of hospice care as routine home care, continuous home care, inpatient care, and respite care. These can occur individually or grouped depending on the needs of the patient.

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