Valley Hospice provides care at home or in a homelike setting to persons who are terminally ill. Hospice neither hastens nor postpones death but affirms life, emphasizing quality through symptom control provided by an interdisciplinary team. Hospice empowers patients to live their lives to the end with dignity and comfort while involving families and loved ones in providing care.
At Valley Hospice, the patient’s personal physician consults with our interdisciplinary team consisting of a physician medical director, nurses, social workers, chaplains, home health aides and volunteers. Working closely together with compassion and clinical competence, team members attend to the patient and family as the “unit of care.”
Bereavement services for adults and children are an integral part of our hospice program. Both group and individual support are offered. The bereavement program is staffed by social workers and chaplains. Through our Journeys program, the additional skills of an art therapist are used to assist children experiencing a loss.
Other services include holistic nursing, doula program, telehospice, and pet therapy.
The care team can also include specialized clinicians in the areas of oncology, cardiology, IV therapy, enterstomal therapy, rehabilitation and psychiatric home care. Our nutritionist visits patients and counsels them when there is a need. Our pharmacist attends weekly team meetings and acts as a resource in developing a plan of care for our patients.
- The hospice care patient should reside within Bergen or Passaic counties.
- When at all possible, the patient should have a primary caregiver who can be a family member, friend or paid companion. If this is not possible, our social workers will intervene to help the patient plan for future needs.
Hospice is covered by Medicare, Medicaid and most private insurance programs. Valley Hospice is a not-for-profit organization dedicated to serving all patients in need, regardless of ability to pay. Private donations are important in order to continue to provide our high quality of care. Gifts can be made in honor of or as a memorial to a loved one. All contributions are tax deductible.
To Contact Us or Make a Donation:
Dorothy B. Kraft Center, Third Floor
15 Essex Road
Paramus, NJ 07652
You can also make a donation by visiting our Foundation section. Please click here.
Valley Hospice is part of Valley Home Care. For more information on Valley Home Care, please click here.