What is Hospice?
Hospice is not a place, but a special way of caring for those facing a life-threatening illness with a limited prognosis.
The focus of hospice is the comfort and quality of life; the goal of hospice is to provide compassionate care for the patient and family, not to cure the life-limiting illness. Preventing people from dying alone, in isolation, or in fear remains a cornerstone of the hospice philosophy.
Hospice care is available for all age groups - including children, adults and the elderly - during the final stages of life, and is available in a home setting, a skilled nursing or assisted living facility, and in local hospitals.
For over 25 years, Jansen Hospice and Palliative Care has epitomized the best in hospice care. We offer a very personalized approach to hospice care with unparalleled professional services.
Jansen is not about giving up, but rather about choosing how to live with a serious illness. Choosing Jansen Hospice means that you are not alone in this process.
Our hospice staff recognizes and respects that we are guests in the lives and homes of our patients at a very difficult and vulnerable time. An essential part of our mission is also helping family members, and we work closely with both the patient and their family to ensure that decisions and choices about their care are carried out in accordance with their wishes.
Who is Eligible for Hospice Services from Jansen?
Jansen serves people living in Westchester County or The Bronx who are faced with an advanced illness with a limited prognosis such as: Cancer, AIDS, Neurological Diseases such as Parkinson's, ALS and Alzheimer's/Dementia, and end stage cardiac disease.
If you are not sure if you or your loved one is eligible, please call us - we can help you.
When is the right time to call?
When either you or your loved one is facing the challenges of a life-threatening illness with a limited prognosis, call Jansen. The sooner you call, the greater the benefit to the patient and their family. Each Jansen patient and family becomes the focus of the hospice team who work together to meet the patient's unique needs by developing an individualized, comprehensive plan of care.
Who Pays for Hospice Services
Hospice care is covered by Medicare, Medicaid and most private insurance plans. Since its inception, Jansen has provided exceptional hospice care to everyone in need of it, regardless of financial resources.
If you do not have insurance and would like further information, please call us.
Who can make a referral?
Anyone can make the first contact to access the services of Jansen – physicians, prospective patients, family members, friends, clergy. Just call 914-961-2818 and Jansen can help you.
Where can services be received?
Jansen Hospice and Palliative Care provides services to patients in a home setting, a skilled nursing or assisted living facility, or in a local hospital.