Hospice is a specialized program of care and services for you or someone you love who has a life-limiting or advanced illness. The decision to seek hospice care is an important one. Hospice focuses on “comfort,” not curing, with the fundamental principle that each of us has the right to live each day pain free and with dignity. Hospice treats the full range of needs, with special consideration and attention given to a patient’s physical, emotional and spiritual well-being. It is provided by a team of professionals and volunteers who are experts in the field of end-of-life care, at home or in a facility.
Hospice care at home is available to any person at any age. The criteria for hospice eligibility are established by state and federal regulations and require certification by a licensed physician stating that an individual has a life-limiting illness. There are no illnesses or treatments that automatically exclude access to hospice care. Eligibility is established on a case by case basis.
MJHS Hospice can help address any questions you may have about eligibility. Just call us at: 1-800-HOSPICE.
Hospice services are covered by Medicare, Medicaid, managed care (including HMOs), private health insurance, other third-party payers or private pay. At the time of your referral, our Access Coordinators will assist you in verifying your insurance benefits and answering any questions you may have about our services.
Costs for the extraordinary services offered by our hospice program are offset, in part, by grants from the MJHS Foundation, which relies on the support of generous donors like you and the Employee Giving Campaign.
MJHS Hospice services are offered in a variety of settings to ensure that patients have access to them when and where they need them. Patients can receive our hospice services in their homes, assisted living communities, nursing homes, hospice residences, or hospitals across Greater New York and Nassau County.
For those patients in need of inpatient care or who wish to reside in a hospice residence, MJHS Hospice has several highly respected facilities.
MJHS Hospice, Muriel and Harold Block Residence (The Bronx)
The new MJHS Hospice Residence, on the grounds of Jewish Home Lifecare, provides compassionate care in a home-like setting. The residence is designed specifically for the unique needs of hospice patients and their families. The 16 suites offer a home away from home without sacrificing state-of-the-art medical care.
MJHS Hospice, Mollie and Jack Zicklin Residence (Riverdale)
The Mollie and Jack Zicklin Hospice Residence was the first New York State-certified residential hospice under Jewish auspices in the Greater New York area. Those who desire to live in a setting exclusively dedicated to hospice care will find our Zicklin Residence in Riverdale to be the right choice. With 18 suites, the Zicklin Residence offers a private, home-like setting. Here patients will receive a team-oriented approach to expert medical care, pain management, and emotional and spiritual support expressly tailored to their needs and wishes. The Zicklin Residence observes kosher dietary laws and religious traditions.
MJHS Hospice, Inpatient Unit at Boro Park Center for Rehabilitation and Healthcare (Brooklyn)
Specifically tailored to meet the needs of hospice patients requiring acute symptom management, MJHS Hospice has a 12-bed inpatient unit directly across the street from Maimonides Medical Center in the heart of Brooklyn. The Inpatient Unit provides high-quality, 24-hour care in a family friendly environment.
MJHS Hospice, Inpatient Unit at Beth Israel Medical Center (Manhattan)
For patients in need of inpatient hospice care, our 20-bed inpatient unit at Beth Israel Medical Center in Manhattan is the ideal choice. The Hospice Inpatient Unit is run through a partnership between MJHS Hospice and Beth Israel’s Department of Pain Medicine and Palliative Care, which provides access to world-renowned doctors. For more information call us at 1-800-HOSPICE.
Hospitals across Greater New York
MJHS Hospice also provides hospice services at all four Continuum Health Partners hospitals (Beth Israel, St. Luke’s, Roosevelt and Kings Highway) and at assisted living facilities across the Greater New York area.
Building for the Future
Sixteen Lights, the MJHS campaign to build New York’s most innovative hospice residences, will bring hospice care into the 21st Century. The centerpiece, which broke ground in September 2012, will be the new 16-suite inpatient residence at our Menorah campus on the ocean in Manhattan Beach. It will be the first inpatient hospice residence in New York City to accept children as well as adults.
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