The Stein Hospice Advantage

Choosing hospice care has become a more common option toward the end of a terminal illness. But what should we look for when making that choice? At Stein Hospice in Somerset, NJ, you will find a dedicated team of expert, compassionate nurses, aides, social workers, chaplains and trained volunteers who bring comforting support right to the bedside.

By choosing Stein Hospice, you benefit from The Stein Hospice Advantage.

24 Hour, Personalized Care
Our program of care provides immediate response to your request for help. Our nurses are available 24 hours a day, including weekends and holidays, to admit a patient or to care for a patient on our service. Whether in home or in a hospital, nursing, or assisted-living facility, our staff is ready to assist you or your loved one. We understand how sensitive this time is for patients and families and we provide compassionate guidance for the difficult journey that lies ahead.

Stein Hospice has a nurse-to-patient ratio of one nurse to every 10 patients, much lower than the national average. Our nurses will take the time to listen and get to know the patient and will put the needs, wishes, and preferences of you, your loved one, and family into the forefront of your plan of care. We understand that no single care approach fits all needs.

We go above and beyond the basic hospice care of keeping the patient comfortable and the family emotionally supported. To help ensure this, we offer complementary aromatherapy, massage therapy and harp therapy, and other therapies, for patients and their families. These therapies are made possible by the generosity of the Blaustein Foundation, The Roswell Foundation and The Wilf Campus Foundation.

Community volunteers also provide support to patients and families by delivering homemade soups, offering respite or companionship to the caregiver, or socializing bedside with patients. Learn more about The Chicken Soup Project » (PDF download)

Hospice Care with Respect for both Jewish Traditions and Values
As the only non-profit Jewish hospice in central New Jersey, we acknowledge that the observance level of each patient and family will define how we address medical decisions, patient needs, and wishes at the end of life. For those who need it, our rabbi/chaplain works closely with patients and families to ensure that Halachic and ethical questions that may arise are resolved to the standard of all involved.

Lasting Support for Families
The Stein Hospice Advantage doesn’t stop there. We pride ourselves in the bereavement support we provide for families of our patients. As long as the family needs support, we are available. Our beautiful annual memorial service is as a testament to loved ones lost during the year. This event allows families and our staff to be together while remembering the wonderful individuals whose memories are now a blessing, and whose last journey we had the honor to share with both the patient and their family.

Through steady mailings and calls, Stein Hospice continues to encircle the family with compassion. We also offer a monthly bereavement support group that provides help and comfort when needed, as well as camaraderie.

Stein Hospice simply provides the best in end-of-life care and choices. Call us when difficult decisions need to be made; you will be glad you did. To learn more about Stein Hospice or the benefits of Jewish hospice care, please call us at (732)227-1212 or email hospice@wilfcampus.org.