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Visiting Health Services of New Jersey provides a compassionate team of professionals who understand the needs of patients and families facing life-shortening illness and needing end-of-life care. We offer comprehensive services designed to recognize and treat every person as an individual, and understand and support each patient and family’s unique needs and circumstances. Our care team has one mission, to provide both physical and emotional comfort, dignity and respect… every minute of every day we are providing care.

Understanding the Gift of Hospice Care

Hospice is a scary word, and one that no patient or family wants to hear or consider. However, for patients and families facing life-shortening disease or illness, those who have experienced hospice care often believe it was truly a gift. For our hospice caregivers, their gift is to provide tender comfort and care in a dignified and respectful way so that every moment of life can be fully cherished, and provide the most quality time with you and your loved one.

Hospice is a program for patients and their families who are coping with a life-shortening illness. People turn to hospice care when curative treatment is no longer available or desirable. Services are designed to accommodate each patient and family's unique needs with a focus on choice, dignity and respect.

Hospice care is provided by an experienced, interdisciplinary team led by a board-certified physician who supervises all medical care. Working with the patient and families to ensure the best course of care for patients, the team consists of:

  • Physicians with access to the latest medical treatments, advances in pain and symptom management, as well as drug therapies.
  • Registered Nurses who are skilled in caring for the terminally-ill and are experts in symptom management.
  • Counselors who address a full range of psychosocial needs from diagnosis through bereavement.
  • Certified Home Health Aides who assist in providing gentle care.
  • Physical, Occupational, Speech and Nutritional Therapists.
  • Trained volunteers who provide support, companionship, and practical assistance to patients and families.
  • Clergy who support all faiths.
  • Ongoing bereavement and grief support programs and services for families after the loss of a loved one.