Hebrew Hospital Home of Westchester was the first and is still the best choice for your loved one when it comes to Hospice Care.
Hospice is a benefit that offers healthcare, assistance, and education to support patients and their families facing the challenges of a life-limiting illness. It is individualized care that offers compassion, dignity, comfort, respect, and someone to call for assistance – day and night.
Adults and the elderly who face a life-limiting illness are hospice patients. Their disease diagnosis can include cancer, end-stage chronic illnesses such as lung, heart, and kidney disease, Alzheimer’s, dementia, strokes, ALS, and neurological diseases.
Most hospice patients receive care and support in their own home, in familiar surroundings with loved ones. Home is wherever a patient lives and can include assisted living facilities, rest homes, and nursing homes. Patients are served in a private setting located within our skilled nursing facility in Valhalla, NY.
The facility and patient’s physician continue to manage medical care in coordination with the hospice team that provides day-to-day support to hospice patients and their families. Team members are physicians, nurses, certified nurse assistants, social workers, chaplains, counselors, and volunteers.
The team provides a support network to help patients live as fully and as comfortably as possible by offering:
- Expertise in reducing pain and lessening symptoms
- Bathing and other personal care
- Grief and spiritual counseling and support
- Companionship, respite, and assistance with errands
- Advance care planning and decision-making assistance
- Help with family discussions
- Accessibility to available community resources
We can accept patients from anywhere, however may of our patients come from the Westchester County area.
Medicare, Medicaid, and most private insurances have a hospice benefit. In addition to government and private insurance coverages, community grants, donations, and fund-raising activities help Hebrew Hospital Home of Westchester provide care to patients.
Anyone – family, friends, physicians, hospitals, clergy, and patients themselves – can refer to hospice. Hospice staff members will meet with patients to learn about concerns, determine needs, answer questions, and explain the benefits of hospice services in more detail. There is no obligation or cost for this visit.
For more information about Hospice Care, contact us at (914) 681-8400 and ask for Jennifer Hovnanian, Director of Admissions.