Family of Services
Since its founding in 1980, Samaritan Hospice has looked for unmet needs in the community and worked to address them. Some of these services are covered by reimbursements from Medicare, Medicaid, private insurance or private payment. Others are not, but Samaritan chooses to offer them because they are important to well-being of the community.
The number one service provided by Samaritan is hospice care. This care is provided when a patient chooses to pursue comfort care rather than curative treatment and a doctor’s prognosis affirms a life expectancy of six months or less. The goal of care focuses on quality of life through pain and symptom management. A team of healthcare professionals support the patient and their family in this time by providing visits, education, medication and medical equipment among other things. For more information, click here.
Many people coping with a progressive illness are not ready for hospice care – either physically or psychologically. It could be that they are still receiving curative treatments, but are running into some issues where they need additional help. Or it could be that their disease has reached a place where hospice care would be appropriate, but they are not mentally ready to accept that notion yet. In either case, Samaritan offers Palliative Partners to support patients with symptom management and community resources. For more information, click here.
Samaritan Center for Grief Support
The Center offers counseling services, free support groups, school outreach as well as crisis response for anyone in the community who has suffered a loss – whether or not they have used Samaritan’s hospice or palliative services. For more information, click here.
Institute for Education and Research
The Institute provides education for healthcare students and professionals, workplace and community audiences. For more information, click here.
SeniorWise Care Management
This geriatric care management program helps frail older adults in Burlington, Camden and Gloucester counties to remain independent and safe in their own home for as long as possible. This non-hospice, fee-for-service program can provide comprehensive in-home assessments, consultations, coordination of services and communication with adult children whether they live near the parent(s) or out of the area. To be directed to the SeniorWise site, click here.