Hospice is a special and specific way of caring for people. Home Hospice emphasizes comfort and dignity of one’s life by caring for people coping with a terminal illness. The philosophy of hospice accepts death. That death is known as the final stage of life, affirming one’s life but not hastening or postponing death, nor curing an underlying disease.
The focus of hospice care is to support a person with the highest qualify of life for whatever time remains for a patient at their “home”, whether it is a private residence, skilled nursing facility, or an assisted living facility.
Jansen Hospice and Palliative Care believe life should not be defined by an illness one has. At Jansen, we make sure each patient lives life to the fullest until the very end
Why Choose Jansen Home Hospice in Southern Westchester
Jansen Hospice and Palliative Care use an interdisciplinary approach to hospice care with customized programs for our patient’s unique physical, medical, spiritual, emotional, and cultural needs. Each Jansen Hospice and Palliative Care patient becomes the focus of a dedicated hospice care “team”. This can include a patient’s physician, our medical director, our nurses, social workers, home health aides, clergy, bereavement specialists, therapists, and volunteers, working together to help ensure the coordination of services and continuity of care during the final stages of life.
Jansen has served and continues to serve the Westchester and Northern Bronx communities since 1984. We are affiliated with New York-Presbyterian/Lawrence Hospital. Through this affiliation, we have access to superb resources for end-of-life care. Jansen offers the most advanced treatments and medications available to keep patients as physically comfortable as possible so they can enjoy life every day.
Unlike many other hospice programs, at Jansen, we have a committed Board of Directors. Our Board has an unwavering commitment to Jansen Hospice and Palliative Care goals. The Board is consistently raising capital for unique programs that help Jansen patients and their families.
The Board’s ongoing efforts have worked to enhance home health aide services for individuals who demonstrate a need, instituted 11th hour home health aid support in the last few days of life, extended bereavement services for family members and caregivers, and created our complementary care program that provides a wide range of therapeutic services from massage, guided imagery, art therapy, reiki, music, acupuncture, and pet therapy.
Moreover, the Board actively supports our hospice professionals with educational funding that enables our staff to get certifications and enroll in learning programs that help us grow and reinforce our commitment to providing excellent end-of-life care.
Southern Westchester Home Hospice Services
The Jansen Hospice and Palliative Care team works closely with the patient’s primary care physician to meet the patient’s medical, emotional, and spiritual needs. Meeting one’s medical, spiritual, and or emotional needs in your home, hospital, and or living situation is part of our care.
Jansen offers several services to our patients including services such as:
- Certified social workers who assist with resource and care planning, in addition to providing emotional support
- Spiritual counseling for all faith communities
- Bereavement counseling including individual and group support
- Specially trained volunteers who provide companionship and assistance with daily living, friendly support, and respite care for caregivers
- Medications for symptom management and pain control
- Medical supplies and equipment, as needed
- Therapies – physical, occupational and speech therapies, as needed for symptom management
- Short-term inpatient and respite care for up to five days at contracted facilities
- 24-hour on-call services and assistance, so we are always available for our patients and their families
- A medical director who is responsible for overall medical care and planning, with an emphasis on symptom control and pain management
- Skilled nursing care and visits from a registered nurse who formulates the hospice plan of care in communication with the patient’s physician, including arrangement for medications, supplies, equipment, and additional services as needed
- Certified home health aides who provide care and assistance with personal needs
- Nutritional counseling for our patients
- Complementary care
Again, these services can be offered in a patient’s own home, in a skilled nursing or assisted living facility, or in a local New-York Presbyterian contracted hospital.
What is Home Hospice, Southern Westchester
If you are curious about what types of hospice options there are you can find great information on our website. Types of hospice can include, routine care, general inpatient care, continuous care, and respite care.
Routine hospice care is care provided in a patient’s home or place of residence, including skilled nursing and assisted living facilities.
General Inpatient Hospice is care provided in a hospital. This is a short-term benefit used when a patient’s symptoms cannot be managed in any other setting.
Continuous care hospice is a time-limited benefit offered during a crisis. An RN or LPN remains with the patients for 8-24-hours to provide continuous monitoring, assessment, and medication administration to achieve comfort and relieve the crisis. It must be approved by the Hospice Patient Care Coordinator and Medical Director.
Respite care is when a patient is transported from their home to a Medicare-approved facility for up to 5 days to allow the primary caregiver respite (rest) from the daily stress of caring for a loved one.
Eligibility, Home Hospice Southern Westecher
Jansen serves people living in Westchester County or The Bronx who are faced with an advanced illness with a limited prognosis.
Hospice is for patients with a life-limiting illness, and a diagnosis of six months or less to live. Hospice is not just for cancer patients; it is end-of-life care for patients with any terminal illness like heart failure, COPD, kidney disease, strokes, Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s disease, and more.
If you are not sure if you or your loved one is eligible, please call us as we can help you.