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The Gift of Hospice Care

Choose comfort. Choose Samaritan.

Making the first call is never easy, but once you receive the gift of hospice care, you’ll wish you had called sooner. Choosing hospice care means comfort, support, and dignity. Speak to a hospice expert 24/7. Call Samaritan at (800) 229-8183.

What is hospice care?

What hospice care is… What hospice care is NOT…
Promotes comfort, dignity and quality of life during the last 6 months of life Does not mean giving up on your loved one
Attends to your loved one’s physical, emotional and spiritual needs Does not hasten or postpone death, but allows it to happen naturally and as pain free as possible
Provided by a team of compassionate, specially trained medical professionals Is not only helpful in the last few days, but during the last few weeks and months of life
Offered wherever it’s needed – at home, nursing home, assisted living, or inpatient center
Gives peace of mind for you and your family with 24/7 on-call availability
Covered by Medicare, Medicaid, VA, and private insurance
Includes medications and  medical supplies delivered to your home
Supports bereaved family members for 13 months after loss of loved one

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When is hospice care appropriate?

Some signs that hospice care may be appropriate include:

  • Frequent hospitalizations or ER visits
  • Increased or uncontrolled pain
  • Progressive weight loss
  • Difficulty swallowing
  • Inability to perform activities of daily living

Rick chose comfort. Rick chose Samaritan.

Watch Samaritan’s video about patient Rick Leonard and how Samaritan helped alleviate his severe pain so he was able to enjoy quality time with his family and live in peace, comfort, and dignity.

Why choose Samaritan Healthcare & Hospice?

Samaritan, a non-profit organization, is one of the largest hospice care providers serving South Jersey.

Here’s why you should choose Samaritan:

  • Chosen by more people in South Jersey than any other hospice provider
  • Almost 40 years of experience, now serving almost 5,000 patients a year
  • Driven by our commitment to serve the community and do what’s right for our patients and families
  • Board-certified physicians, hospice-certified nurses, social workers, certified home health aides, spiritual support counselors, and bereavement counselors on staff
  • Above the national average in the following areas*:
    • Communication with family
    • Getting timely help
    • Treating the patient with respect
    • Emotional and spiritual support
    • Help for pain & symptoms
    • Training family to care for patient
    • Rating of this hospice
    • Willing to recommend this hospice
    • Quality of care
      *Source: Medicare Hospice Compare
  • Two inpatient centers for those who can no longer stay at home due to severe pain or other symptoms
  • Complementary therapies such as massage and music that enhance quality of life
  • 24/7 availability