A tradition of caring…
Hospice care focuses on the comfort, support and dignity of the patient.
Stein Hospice’s team works to address the unique needs of each individual we service, focusing on:
- Managing pain and relieving symptoms.
- Preserving the patient’s integrity through choice and control.
- Helping to make each day a meaningful one.
- Treating the patient as a whole being.
Stein Hospice honors the wishes and preferences of the patient, family and physician. We understand that one approach does not fit all circumstances.
We bring our special care to wherever the patient lives and is most comfortable, whether private ome or apartment, nursing home facility or assisted living residence.
Caring for a loved one at the end of life is perhaps the most physically and emotionally demanding role a family member will ever face. By recognizing the unique aspects of each family, its history and ways of facing life’s challenges, Stein Hospice provides support that can bring a sense of peace and calm at a time when it is most needed.
Facing terminal illness often elicits a need for spiritual expression that provides a connection to the past and hope for the future.
Our Chaplains work with families and their own clergy to best serve the patient and their family’s needs in accordance with their own beliefs. Halacha is followed to the level of observance Jewish families are accustomed. Advice regarding Jewish ritual at the end of life is also available.
Stein Hospice reaches out to communities throughout Central New Jersey to serve as a resource. Our staff attend community health fairs and speak to individuals, groups, organizations and medical facilities about the Medicare hospice benefit, advanced care planning, grief, pain management and end-of-life care options.
Our bereavement support groups are free and open to the public.
Providing Care Based on Each Patient’s Needs
- Registered Nurses who provide expert pain control and symptom management, as well as education, counselling, and emotional support for the patient and caregiver.
- Home Health Aides to assist with the patient’s physical care, such as bathing, dressing and feeding, as well as companionship.
- Social Workers who address the emotional and supportive concerns of the patient and family.
- Chaplains to provide support and spiritual counseling in keeping with the beliefs of the patient and family.
- Volunteers to provide companionship and emotional support, including respite for the family to attend to their own well-being or personal business. Volunteer cooks provide kosher chicken soup for patients and families.
- Therapists and counselors to support the highest standards for quality of life (physical, occupational, speech, dietary, music, aromatherapy, bereavement and massage).
- Medical Director for clinical support and expert consultation (acts as backup to the patient’s family doctor).
- Medical equipment that keeps the patient comfortable and safe, such as a hospital bed, oxygen and other medical supplies.
- Medicine to alleviate discomfort.
- 24/7 On-Call Services staffed by experienced Nurses.
- Low caseloads for nurses and home health aides.
- Acute care programs for home and facility settings (continuous care, respite, general inpatient for symptom management).
- Complimentary chicken soup.
- Able to accept Medicare, Medicaid and Private Insurance plans.