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.
Various support and bereavement groups are available to patients, families, and are also open to the community. Please call for additional information.
The Children’s Bereavement Program of Haven Hospice at JFK Medical Center offers support to families facing an impending loss. The Children’s Counselor of Haven Hospice provides parental consultations and guidance in understanding the psychosocial needs of children coping with an illness, as well as, one to one assessments with the child/children as warranted. As a bereavement program, most support occurs following the loss of a loved one. Haven Hospice’s Bereavement Program offers a variety of grief support groups, a monthly Family Activity Night, grief assessments and referrals, all of which are free of charge. Community members are welcomed to avail themselves of theses services should they have the need. For further information or inquiries, please contact Teresa Reitz, LCSW.
For information about all Haven Hospice support groups, download the flyer.
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.
Palliative Care Consults
Palliative care is a multidisciplinary approach to specialized medical care for people with serious illnesses. It focuses on providing patients with relief from the symptoms, pain, physical stress, and mental stress of a serious illness—whatever the diagnosis. The Palliative Care Team offers assistance to numerous patients and families throughout JFK annually. Physicians and nurses address pain and symptom management and licensed social workers provide counseling, education and support in advance care planning, determining the wishes of patients.
If you have any questions about the Palliative Care team, please call 732-321-7769 for further information. Please note, palliative care is available to any patient with a serious illness, not just those with terminal diagnoses.
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