The mission of Stein Hospice is to provide compassionate, quality comfort care that enhances the lives of people with life-limiting illness, and their families', residing in Central New Jersey. Stein Hospice is a nonprofit organization that provides comprehensive services to terminally ill patients and their families focusing on improving their quality of life. We believe that the end of life should be spent in an environment that provides the greatest comfort and sense of emotional well-being. Our professional hospice team and our trained volunteers serve the patients wherever they call home; whether it is a house, apartment, assisted living facility or nursing home. By recognizing the unique aspects of each family, its history and its way of dealing with lifes' challenges,Stein Hospice team customizes its care and compassionately brings a sense of peace and calm to patient and family at a time that they are most needed.
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.
by Sara C. from Somerset, NJ(Administrator for this Organization)(January 6, 2014)
As written by a past volunteer: "My experience as a volunteer with Martin and Edith Stein Hospice has been the single most meaningful healthcare experience. I visited different "kinds" of patients; verbal, non-verbal, immobile, Jewish, Christian, white and black. It is hard to characterize a "typical" hospice patient; the dying process manifests itself differently with each person. I was able to experience first hand how family members, volunteers, staff nurse and hospice aides worked together as a team to uphold dignity. It was rewarding to know that my role as a volunteer was an essential part of providing excellent end-of life care."