It all starts with a call for help.
Sometimes the call comes from a patient or family member; often it is from a trusted physician, hospital case manager, or staff at an assisted living or nursing home community. At any hour of the day or night, Samaritan honors the urgency of the request with a speedy response by knowledgeable and compassionate staff.
Why? Because the challenges of aging, serious illness, and grief do not discriminate. At some point, they will affect each of us personally, or touch someone we love.
For more than 30 years, southern New Jersey families have reached out to Samaritan's growing Family of Services which now includes hospice care, palliative medicine, geriatric care management, and grief support and counseling. They have looked to us for assurance, expertise – and hope. Hope that we will help people maintain dignity and quality of life, even as life draws to a close. Hope that we will assist patients at any stage of illness or treatment to quickly control their pain and symptoms. That we will guide adult children in navigating an increasingly complex medical system to secure the best care options for their elders. That we will empower those who grieve to find the healing and closure that brings peace. And most importantly, hope that we will offer each of you the resources you need to embrace each moment and live every day of your life to its fullest.
As a not-for-profit organization, Samaritan was founded to serve. Please call on us! Allow our compassionate professionals and volunteers to meet your needs with comforting reassurance and expert care.
Mary Ann Boccolini
“ ... [Samaritan] calmed our fears and allowed us to come together
as a family to honor the moment.”
- Excerpt from a family letter
Samaritan at a Glance:
- Founded in 1980 by grassroots volunteers
in Moorestown, NJ
- Not-for-profit and non-sectarian
- Serving all without regard to ability to pay
- Offers Family of Services addressing aging, serious illness, grief
- Independent and community-based in southern New Jersey
- Managed by staff Leadership Team and volunteer Board of Trustees
- Voluntarily accredited by Joint Commission - considered highest standard
of quality oversight in healthcare
- Highest 4-star status in We Honor Veterans program
- Licensed by the State of New Jersey
- Certified by Medicare and Medicaid
- 290 employees include full-time medical director, 5 full-time hospice and palliative physicians, 2 nurse practitioners, hospice/palliative fellow, and certified wound care specialist
- 100% of home health aides certified in Pressure Ulcer (bed sore) Prevention Program
- Member of: