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Finding End Of Life Care In New York

Finding End Of Life Care In New York

Finding expert care in the final stages of life can be a daunting and emotionally taxing effort. Knowing what facilities will take care of you or a family member in your last moments is important to keep one comfortable and safe during a terminal illness, home care, and more.

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Where To Find End of Life Care In New York

Facing a serious or life-threatening illness requires both courage and support. Jansen Hospice and Palliative Care are here to help. For over thirty years, Jansen has provided compassionate care and unparalleled services to patients who wish to live in the comfortable surroundings of their own home, among family and friends, with peace and dignity.

Meeting the unique needs of each of our patients is the focus of the Jansen interdisciplinary hospice team – doctor, nurse, social worker, home health aide, clergy, therapist, and volunteer – who work closely with the patient’s own physician.

Jansen Hospice and Palliative Care is a not-for-profit, 501(c)(3) organization, licensed and certified as an Article 40 Hospice Provider in New York State, and is accredited by The Joint Commission.

Jansen Hospice and Palliative Care Provide For End of Life Care In New York

Everyone receiving hospice care has access to a customized, dedicated care team. Below is a list of key services and personnel that may become part of the care plan:

  • Hospice Medical Director certified in Hospice and Palliative Care who works with the patient’s primary care doctor to manage Hospice-related symptoms.
  • Registered Nurses who are knowledgeable and experienced in coordinating Hospice care. The nurse will develop a customized plan of care based on the patient’s diagnosis and needs. They coordinate care with the physicians, oversee Home Health Aides, and collaborate with the social worker and chaplain. Nursing visits may be 1-2 times a week, as needed, to provide guidance, teaching, symptom management instructions, and emotional support.
  • Certified Home Health Aides experienced in end-of-life care. Home Health Aides are supervised by Hospice nurses. They help provide physical care for patients who require assistance with daily activities. All Home Health Aide schedules are customized based on the needs of the patient, the family, and availability.
  • Social Workers to help manage stresses, ensure patient wishes are met, and provide emotional support to the patients and their families.
  • The Jansen Chaplain, which offers spiritual care and supports religious traditions for patients and their families.
  • Jansen Hospice and Palliative Care Volunteers are trained to visit and provide respite to patients and their families.
  • Physical Therapists, Occupational Therapists, and Nutritionists are available, as needed, to help maintain functioning and comfort levels.
  • On-Call Service where registered nurses are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week to assist with questions, concerns, provide support and make home visits when needed.
  • Bereavement Services to counsel and follow the family for up to 13 months after the death of a loved one.
  • Complimentary Therapy is a special program unique to Jansen that offers massage therapy, music therapy, pet therapy, and other services to support compassionate care end of life goals.

Areas Jansen Hospice and Palliative Care Provides End of Life Care In New York

Jansen Memorial Hospice opened its doors on January 3, 1984, bringing the gift of dignity and hope to families in Westchester and Bronx counties.

For over 35 years, the care provided by our nurses, social workers, doctors, aides, therapists, and volunteers has truly been immeasurable.

What End of Life Care Services In New York Are Available?

Jansen Hospice and Palliative Care offer a variety of different services to provide the best quality and personalized care. End of Life care services can differ, each having various benefits to expand your end-of-life options.

Care services can include, Hospice Care, Palliative Care, and Bereavement Services.

What Are the Differences In Service For End Of Life Care In New York?

Hospice Care:

  • 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, skilled nursing or assisted living facility, and in local hospitals.

Palliative Care:

  • Jansen Hospice and Palliative Care is dedicated to caring for the whole person: mind, body, and spirit.
  • Jansen works with a palliative care team that works to support symptom management for all patients.

Bereavement Services:

  • Each person reacts differently to grief, and it can be a very isolating experience. Jansen Hospice and Palliative Care is here to help you.
  • We have clinical social workers, specially trained counselors, and volunteers who have experience dealing with all areas of bereavement. We offer individual counseling services as well as bereavement support groups.
  • Jansen Hospice and Palliative Care understand that everyone grieves differently. That is why we offer our families a variety of bereavement services for up to a period of 13 months following the death of their loved one.

At Jansen, we have decades of experience with a variety of end-of-life care services and are ready to help you find the right plan for your loved one as you navigate this last phase of life.

To learn more about the end-of-life care options available to you at Jansen Hospice and Palliative Care, call 914-787-6158 

Home Hospice Care Southern Westchester

Finding hospice care at home, in the Southern Westchester, NY area, doesn’t have to be difficult. With Jansen Hospice and Palliative Care, you can find professional, caring, and understanding experts to keep you and your loved one’s life well lived.

Southern Westchester Hospice Care At Home

Hospice is unique medical care that puts an emphasis on comfort and dignity. For people coping with terminal illnesses, the hospice care philosophy works to accept death as part of our final states in life. Hospice care is sure not to hasten or postpone death, nor cure any disease making us ill.

At Jansen, we too focus on supporting the highest quality of life for whatever remaining time an individual may have, at home or at a facility. Whether you have a private residence, live in a skilled nursing facility, or an assisted living facility, Jansen can provide services to help you or your loved one.

Hospice can provide palliative care for patients. This can help manage patient symptoms to reduce suffering or pain, assist in emotional needs, and provide overall comfort for an enhanced quality of life.

Home Hospice Care Serving Southern Westchester County

Jansen has served Westchester communities since 1984. Jansen is also affiliated with New York-Presbyterian/Lawrence Hospital. Through this affiliation, we have access to superb resources for end-of-life care.

Services Provided For Home Hospice In Southern Westchester

Many hospice care organizations focus on providing care in assisted living facilities, nursing facilities, and more. At Jansen Hospice & Palliative Care, we also provide facilities hospice care but additionally offer hospice care in your home.

Home care is something Jansen Hospice & Palliative Care works to provide for all of its patients.

The services listed below are offered: in the patient’s own home, within skilled nursing in an assisted living facility, or in a local New York Presbyterian contracted hospital.

Services can include:

  • On-call 24-hour services and assistance: This is so we are always available for our patients and their families at any time
  • A medical director who is responsible for overall medical care and planning. There is an emphasis on symptom control and pain management.
  • Skilled nursing care and visits from a registered nurse. They may formulate the hospice care plan, in communication with the patient’s physician. This is including arrangements for medications, supplies, equipment, and additional services as needed.
  • Certified home health aides who can provide care and assistance with personal needs.
  • Certified social workers who can assist with resource and care planning, in addition to providing emotional support.
  • Offering spiritual counseling for all faith communities.
  • Offering bereavement counseling/services including individual and group support systems.
  • Specially trained volunteers who can provide companionship and assistance with daily living, friendly support, and respite care for caregivers.
  • Medications for symptom management and pain control for patients.
  • Providing medical supplies and equipment, as needed.
  • Providing therapies such as physical, occupational, and speech therapies, as needed, for symptom management.
  • Providing short-term inpatient and respite care for up to five days at contracted facilities.
  • Offering nutritional counseling for our patients.
  • Complementary care

Making Plans For Home Hospice in Southern Westchester

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 become the focus of the hospice team who work together to meet the patient’s unique needs by developing an individualized, comprehensive plan of care.

To learn more about how our at-home hospice care providers in Southern Westchester can help your loved one in their final stage of life call 914-787-6158.

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— Anasia