Hospice care provides support to individuals and their loved ones during an advanced illness, ensuring that every person’s JOURNEY of life is allowed to end with dignity, compassion, and comfort.
When a family is faced with a serious illness and a devastating diagnosis, there are many decisions to be made throughout the process. As a person’s needs change, or an illness progresses, one may decide that comfort and quality of life matter most—and it’s time to consider hospice care.
Our compassionate team empowers the patient to make every moment on their JOURNEY count—providing the ability to embrace life and to cherish moments with loved ones.
Each plan of care is personally tailored, and is designed to nurture the individual based on their needs. Services can include symptom and pain management, family support, education, access to therapies, spiritual guidance, and bereavement counseling.
Our program consists of a team of exceptional professionals dedicated to providing compassionate and dignified care focusing on the physical, social and spiritual needs of all persons experiencing loss and life-limiting illness. Team members include:
- Medical director trained in palliative care
- Hospice nurses skilled in symptom assessment and pain management
- Social workers experienced in emotional support and planning
- Spiritual coordinator
- Specially-trained home health aide
- Bereavement counselors
- Physical, occupational, and speech therapists
- Hospice care team to coordinate medication, therapies, equipment, or supplies necessary to maintain patient comfort
Who We Serve
As with all Lutheran Social Ministries of New Jersey programs and services, Journey Hospice provides compassionate care to people—together. Journey Hospice serves people of all backgrounds, faiths, and ages experiencing loss and life-limiting illness. At this time, Journey Hospice provides its services in Atlantic, Cape May and Cumberland counties in New Jersey.
Hospice care can be provided wherever a patient resides, whether in a private home, assisted living or nursing care residence, or a community-based hospice residence. This decision is typically made by the family with the guidance of the hospice care team and is based on their wishes and preferences. Discussions between the family may reveal the patient’s wish to remain at home to receive end-of-life care or that limitations may be present and prevent care to be managed well at home. Whatever the choice, we are able to accommodate each request.
Together we are partners in this JOURNEY. Our purpose is to provide comfort, relieve physical, emotional and spiritual suffering, and promote the dignity our patients throughout their end-of-life journey.