Choosing Samaritan is choosing comfort, support, dignity, and help.
Samaritan provides support through a team of experts including a physician, nurse, social worker, certified home health aide, spiritual support counselor, bereavement counselor, and a volunteer. This team answers your questions, offers counsel, helps with advance directives, provides pain and symptom relief, gives warm bed baths, and much more.
We’re here for you 24 hours a day/7 days a week with a dedicated on-call staff. Watch President/CEO Mary Ann Boccolini on Comcast Newsmakers explain more about how hospice helps.
To get help or to speak to a representative about why Samaritan may be the right choice for you or your loved one, please call (800) 229-8183.
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Samaritan, founded in 1980 by grassroots volunteers, is South Jersey’s first – and largest – hospice organization. Forty years ago in a house in Moorestown, NJ, a half dozen dedicated humanitarians convened with passion in their hearts and a hefty goal to bring comfort at the end of life to all the members of this community.
At the time Samaritan cared for 10 patients a day in Burlington County, and in the following years began to grow in service area and number of community members served.
Samaritan’s headquarters eventually moved to Marlton and its services expanded to include the Samaritan Center for Grief Support and Transitions program. Samaritan also extended its service area to Atlantic, Camden, Gloucester, and Mercer counties.
The organization then added complementary therapies as an integral part of its hospice care program, a specialized program for veterans, an initiative to engage in conversations about your healthcare wishes, a palliative medicine specialty practice, and two inpatient hospice centers (Mount Holly and Voorhees) to better serve the patients and families in our community.
In 2020, the organization moved it’s home base to Mount Laurel and further expanded its services to include primary care at home. Samaritan’s original benefactors would be proud! In fact, they’re part of Samaritan’s future as many still support the organization today through donations and volunteer service.
The greatness of a community is most accurately measured by the compassionate actions of its members. Coretta Scott King
Samaritan cares for the community and the world by offering education, support, and additional resources through the following initiatives.
Samaritan cares for more than 11,000 families each year. The not-for-profit reinvests in the South Jersey community by providing close to $1 million annually in non-reimbursed care thanks to the generosity of its donors.
Samaritan connects globally by partnering with Kawempe Home Care a community-based organization in Kampala, Uganda, to provide education, support, and resources.
Samaritan is committed to education and offers a wide range of engaging topics for community, professional and student groups through its speaker’s bureau.
Samaritan is also dedicated to enhancing inclusion, diversity, and access through staff and volunteer education, community outreach, and providing culturally sensitive care to those we serve.