Hospice Care


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Comfort for Those You Love

You want comfort for your loved ones when the end of life is near. High-quality hospice care is an exceptional choice during this time, offering both comfort for patients, and emotional support for patients and families as well. With hospice care, patients and loved ones are able to maintain a closeness, as patients are more comfortable and family has support in providing care.

The goal of hospice care is not to cure disease but to provide the best quality of life during a loved one’s final stages of illness. Hospice care treats symptoms related to illness such as cancer, heart or lung disease, kidney failure or dementia, and may include nausea, fatigue, shortness of breath, loss of appetite, anxiety, sleeplessness, depression and more.
 
Hospice care is fully covered by Medicare, Medicaid, VA and most insurance plans.
 
Virtua has partnered with Samaritan Healthcare & Hospice to offer inpatient hospice care at Virtua Memorial. The Samaritan Inpatient Hospice Center provides 12 private rooms in comfortable, home-like surroundings. Samaritan staff provide comfort care around the clock in short-term stays when your loved one’s pain or symptoms require more intensive medical supervision than is recommended in the home. The Center is designed to provide a welcoming environment for you and your loved ones, with these supportive amenities:

  • 24-hour visitation and a sleeping recliner for immediate family
  • Pet visitation by appointment
  • Kitchen
  • Children’s play area
  • Family room
Referrals to hospice care for at-home services may come from patients, caregivers, and health professionals. At-home hospice care is provided by Samaritan Healthcare & Hospice and various other hospice providers throughout the area.
Call 1-888-VIRTUA-3 (1-888-847-8823) to learn how Virtua and Samaritan can provide supportive care for you and your family during a difficult time.

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