Hospice care helps individuals facing terminal illnesses live as fully as possible with comfort and dignity and manages their care when they can no longer benefit from curative treatment. It also helps prepare individuals and family members for a peaceful death. Hospice is traditionally covered by Medicare Part A.
Palliative care focuses on enhancing the quality of life for patients with serious illnesses – both those that are still receiving curative treatments and those near the end of life. Special attention is given to the individual, and their values and preferences are incorporated into their plan of care. In addition to providing support in the management of pain and symptoms, palliative care offers spiritual and psychosocial support to patients and their families.
The Healthy Aging Program at Atlantic Health System suggests the following helpful resources to help seniors find information about palliative care and hospice:
- Atlantic Visiting Nurse - Hospice Care
Has served residents of Essex, Morris, Somerset and Union counties for more than 35 years. Our care focuses on enhancing the quality of life for those dying of advanced illness, as well as supporting family members and caregivers through their loss. We provide compassionate end-of-life care in private homes, assisted living facilities and nursing homes.
- Caring Connections
- Five Wishes
- Goals of Care
Goals of Care is a NJ organization that functions as a partnership program to unite private and public organizations interested in improving geriatric clinical decision making in the State of New Jersey. Goals of Care helped implement POLST in NJ and provides information and resources for advocacy and education.
- National POLST Paradigm
- New Jersey Hospice and Palliative Care Organization (NJHPCO)
- Palliative Care Team at Morristown Medical Center
- Palliative Care Team at Overlook Medical Center
Atlantic Visiting Nurse - Hospice
Geriatric Assessment Center
David and Joan Powell Center for Healthy Aging
Morristown Medical Center Outpatient Medicine
435 South Street
Morristown, NJ 07960
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