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Compassionate Care (Hospice)

Committed To Quality Of Life For The Terminally Ill

Where do you turn for help when a loved one is terminally ill, needs more care than you can give at home, but does not need to be hospitalized in a traditional facility?

St. Francis Medical Center and Compassionate Care Hospice have partnered to provide a much-needed option for terminally ill patients and their families. A fourteen-bed hospice unit is dedicated exclusively to the needs of the hospice patient.

Compassionate Care Hospice is pleased to be able to offer the best short-term hospice care in an inpatient setting. This unit reflects St. Francis's dedication to providing comprehensive, caring service to the community.

Located in a private wing of the hospital, the hospice unit features warm homelike patient rooms. A family room, quiet room, and kitchen all add to the homelike atmosphere.

Hospice care is widely considered to be the model for quality, compassionate care at the end of life. It incorporates a team-oriented approach for expert medical care and pain management. It also places a high priority on providing emotional and spiritual support expressly tailored to the needs and wishes of patients and their families.

Hospice staff are trained to anticipate, assess, treat and prevent all types of physical symptoms that cause discomfort. Hospice care focuses on the belief that each of us should be able to die pain free and with dignity.

The Medicare Hospice Benefit guaranties comprehensive, high quality end of life care at little or no cost to terminally ill beneficiaries and their families.

Patients receiving home hospice care may receive respite care in the Compassionate Care Hospice Unit at St. Francis Medical Center.

How to Contact

For more information or to arrange a tour of the Compassionate Care Hospice Inpatient Unit at St. Francis Medical Center, Trenton, New Jersey, please call 1-800-844-4774 or 1-609-599-6212.

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