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JFK Medical Center
65 James Street
Edison, NJ 08820
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The Haven Hospice team manages the care of the hospice patients in the home, in-patient, and long-term care setting 24 hours, 365 days per year.
Caring for the Patient and Families Experiencing a Terminal Illness
Haven Hospice is a program for patients and their families who are coping with a life-threatening illness. People turn to hospice care when curative treatment is no longer available or desirable. Services are personally designed to support each patient and family's unique needs, with an emphasis on offering individuals choice, dignity and respect.
Hospice care is provided by an experienced, interdisciplinary team led by a board-certified physician who supervises all medical care. Working with the patient and families to ensure the best course of treatment for patients, the team consists of:
- Physicians with access to the latest medical treatments, advances in pain and symptom management, as well as drug therapies.
- Registered Nurses who are specially skilled in caring for the terminally ill and are experts in symptom management.
- Counselors who address a full range of psychosocial needs from diagnosis through bereavement.
- Clergy who support all faiths.
- Certified Home Health Aides who assist in providing gentle care.
- Physical, Occupational, Speech and Nutritional Therapists.
- Trained Volunteers who provide support, companionship, and practical assistance to patients and families.
Hospice care can be provided in numerous settings. In-patient hospice care is available at JFK Medical Center in the Mary Anne Hale Pavilion.The beautiful facility features five home-like private rooms, a library, meditation room, entertainment center, patio garden, nutritional center, and children's play therapy area. Hospice care is also provided in the comfort of the patient’s residence, long-term care facilities and assisted living facilities. Haven Hospice provides care in Middlesex, Union, Essex, and Somerset counties.
Various support and bereavement groups are available to patients, families, and are also open to the community. Please call for additional information at (732) 321-7769.
The Haven Hospice children's program, entitled “Growing Through Grief,” is uniquely focused to serve the emotional needs of children ages 3 to 21, and their parents who are preparing for or grieving the loss of a loved one. The Children's Program accomplishes its mission through a continuum of specialized services, led by an experienced and dedicated team of licensed professionals and specially trained volunteers. The program culminates with "Hugs and Bugs", a yearly camp retreat.
Medicare, Medicaid and most private insurance plans cover some portion of hospice care. Additionally, funds are available to patients without income or insurance. No one is denied services because of inability to pay. For addition information please call (732) 321-7769.
Haven Hospice provides medical, emotional, psychological and spiritual support for patients and families who are experiencing life threatening illness. Among the most comprehensive hospice programs in New Jersey, Haven provides services to patients in the comfort of their own home, in the Mary Ann Hale Inpatient Pavilion, and in long-term care settings. The interdisciplinary hospice team is comprised of physicians, nurses, physical and occupational therapists, social workers, counselors, volunteers and clergy. The team manages the patient's physical and spiritual pain, and offers instruction, guidance, and support to family members, significant others, and caregivers. Home health aides provide assistance in personal care, such as bathing, grooming and dressing.
Haven Hospice is open to individuals of all ages who reside in Middlesex, Union, Somerset, and portions of Essex and Monmouth counties. Referrals are received from JFK Medical Center, surrounding hospitals, physicians’ offices, and from patients and families seeking services.
For more information, please the Haven Hospice official website by clicking here.
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