How to Find a Good Hospice, According to Consumer Reports

Getting the Right Help for Your Loved One

hospice south jerseyYou want the best care possible for dad. He's recently decided to stop his cancer treatments and his physician recommended calling a hospice for help.

 

You’re scared and worried about calling the right place. Who can you trust? Who will be there for you?  Who will keep dad as comfortable as possible?

 

Hospice Care in South Jersey

 

With an increasing number of hospices in the area, you might be thinking that they all provide the same level and quality of care. Unfortunately all hospices aren’t the same so when choosing one you need to be a well-informed customer.

 

 

 

Consumer Reports Can Help

 

According to Consumer Reports there are six features to look for in a hospice:

 

  1. Not-for-profit status and 20 or more years of experience.
    • YES! Samaritan is a not-for-profit organization with more than 37years of experience.

  1. Hospice-certified nurses and doctors on staff and available 24 hours per day.
    • Yes! Samaritan has hospice-certified nurses and doctors. We’re available 24/7.

  1. Palliative-care consultants who can begin care if you’re not yet ready for hospice.
    • Yes! Palliative Medical Partners provides palliative care for people dealing with the pain and symptoms of serious illness.

 

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  1. An inpatient unit, where patients can go if symptoms can’t be managed at home.
    • Yes! Samaritan is proud to have inpatient hospice centers in Mount Holly and Voorhees.

  1. Ability to provide care in nursing homes and assisted living residences.
    • Yes! We provide care where your loved one lives – at home, in a nursing home, or assisted living community.

  1. Medicare approval. That way, Medicare will cover services, including equipment and home health aides as needed, plus counseling and grief support for the patient and the family.
    • Yes! Samaritan is Medicare certified.


Read Consumer Reports article >>

 

It’s important to do your homework when choosing a hospice for your loved one. Ask your friends and colleagues for recommendations, read articles, and compare qualities.

 

If you have any questions, Samaritan is here to help so don’t hesitate to contact us!
(800) 229-8183 | info@SamaritanNJ.org

 

 
 
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