"You matter to the last moment of your life, and we will do all we can, not only to help you die peacefully, but to live until you die.” – Dame Cicely Saunders, Founder of the Modern Hospice Movement (Nurse, Social Worker, Physician, and Writer)
Valley Hospice is a not-for-profit, Joint Commission certified program, part of Valley Health System and a service of Valley Home Care. We have been serving the unique needs of terminally ill patients and their families for over 30 years in Bergen County and Passaic County. Our professional staff includes individuals that can speak various languages including: Spanish, Russian, Polish, Korean, Portuguese, French, and Italian, in addition to technology based interpreters for all languages.
Valley Hospice has relationships with most area nursing homes, assisted living facilities, and doctor’s offices. A partnership exists between Valley Hospice and almost all of the area nursing
homes, assisted living facilities and The Valley Hospital to offer
compassionate, around-the-clock pain and symptom management should the patient's
condition require that.
Fast Facts about Hospice
- Hospice care is provided in the home, an assisted living facility, or in a nursing home.
- Hospice is covered by Medicare, Medicaid, and most private insurance health plans. Coverage includes:
- Visiting nursing care, guidance by social workers, spiritual support and home health aide services
- Medications related to the terminal illness
- Durable Medical Equipment
- Medical supplies related to the terminal illness and relief of distressing symptoms
- Hospice provides care and support to patients will all types of illnesses such as:
- Heart Disease
- Lung Disease
- Vascular Disease
- Kidney Disease
- Neurologic or Neuromuscular Disease
- Hospice addresses the medical, emotional, financial, and spiritual issues that patients and their families face during this challenging time in their lives.
- Services specific to Valley Hospice include, but are not limited to: symptom relief, counseling, medical guidance, physical/occupational/speech therapy, dietary services, wound care, pet therapy, adult and pediatric art therapy, holistic modalities such as aromatherapy, guided imagery, and energy work.
Certification for Hospice Criteria
- A prognosis of 6 months or less as determined by a physician.
- Life threatening or incurable illness, injury or disease.
- The wish for the basis of care to be comfort and relief of distressing and burdensome symptoms.
- The desire to live life with dignity and quality until life’s natural end.