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Stein Hospice provides comprehensive services in Monmouth, Somerset,Middlesex and Union counties to terminally ill patients and their families/caregivers to improve quality of life.
Basic to the concept of hospice, the management, staff and volunteers of Stein Hospice recognize:
- Hospice affirms life but recognizes dying as a normalprocess. Hospice acts neither to hasten nor to postpone death. Rather, hospice supports and cares for persons in the last phases of incurable disease so that they may live as fully and comfortably as possible.
- Hospice exists in the hope and belief that through approporate care and the promotion of a caring community sensitive to their needs, dying persons and their families may be free to attain a degree of mental, emotional and spiritual preparation for a death that is satisfactory to them.
- Hospice is a program of palliative and supportive services that provide physical, psychological, social and spiritual care for dying persons and their families.
- Hospice services are coordinated and provided by an interdisciplinary team of professional and volunteer staff. We are available to the patient and family 24 hours a day, 7 days a week including holidays.
- Hospice considers the patient and family the unit of care. Care is provided based on the wishes and desires of the patient and family, and provided wherever the patient lives, private home, nursing facility or assisted living.
- Hospice includes attention to the needs of grieving persons, both before and after death.
- Hospice care is based on need without regard to age, sex, race, religion, national origin, disability, sexual preference, or ability to pay. Hospice is a an intergral part of the health care system and complies with all applicable laws and regulations.
Our terminally ill patients are in need of caring companions who will help them live the best lives possible in the last months, weeks and days of their lives.
Our hospice services are coordinated and provided by an interdisiciplinary team of professionals and trained volunteers. The volunteers offer essential help either directly to patients and their families, or in our offices. Direct patient care volunteers have the opportunity to create relationships with patients, offering them dignity, companionship and caring at a time when they need human connections the most.