As part of Fellowship At Home Services, Fellowship Garden State Hospice is a non-profit dedicated to providing care to meet the spiritual, physical, social and emotional needs of terminally ill individuals and their families residing in the New Jersey counties of Essex, Hunterdon, Morris, Somerset, Union and Warren. Our hospice care focuses on maintaining your loved one’s personal dignity, responding nonjudgmentally to individual needs and concerns and providing spiritual, physical, social and emotional comfort and comprehensive support that addresses the whole person.
Our Hospice Services
Let us develop a customized care plan to meet the unique needs of your family. We will provide comfort and care to reduce pain and assistance to live as fully as possible. Our hospice team offers the following services based on individual needs:
- Nursing care
- Assistance with personal care, meals and light housekeeping
- Social work services
- Spiritual counseling
- Volunteer support
- Nutritional counseling
- Physical, speech and occupational therapies
- Medication to maximize comfort
- Oxygen, medical equipment and supplies
- 24-hour on-call service
- Bereavement support and grief counseling
- Massage therapy (may not be covered by insurance)
Clearing Up Misconceptions about Hospice Care
- Hospice is not just for the last few days or weeks of life. You or your loved one and your family should ask your doctor whether a curative treatment will work and what impact it will have on you or your family member. Hospice is ready to help provide comfort and an improved quality of life.
- Hospice is not a “place” — it is a type of care.
- Hospice care is typically delivered in the patient’s own home, Assisted Living or Skilled Nursing.
- The patient may continue to see their own doctors.
- The patient need not be homebound to receive hospice care — the goal is to remain as independent as possible.
- Hospice is not a financial burden — services are covered by Medicare Part A, Medicaid and many private insurers.
- Hospice will not shorten life — it seeks to improve the patient’s quality of life and allow dying to take place naturally and pain-free.
Become a Hospice volunteer
If you have a compassionate heart to help those in their greatest time of need, volunteering for hospice is rewarding in a very special way. Volunteers can work directly with patients and families or support the administrative office. Volunteers are the foundation of hospice.
To learn more about Fellowship Garden State Hospice or to volunteer, please fill out the form below or call us at 908-580-9519 and we will contact you shortly.