|Nursing Home Hospice Expansion|
CALVARY HOSPITAL EXPANDS NURSING HOME HOSPICE
Trademark Care Now Available in 27 facilities in metro-NY area
BRONX, NEW YORK, April 2011 – Calvary@Home, Calvary Hospital’s Home Care and Hospice Division, today announced that their unique end-of-life care is now available to people who reside at: Dumont Masonic Home (New Rochelle in Westchester County) and Pine Valley Center for Rehab and Nursing (Spring Valley in Rockland County).
Calvary Nursing Home Hospice (NHH) is now available in a total of 27 nursing homes in the Bronx, Brooklyn, Manhattan, Queens, Westchester, Nassau, and Rockland Counties. Less than 18 months ago, The Hebrew Home for the Aged at Riverdale (Bronx) and The Silvercrest Center for Nursing and Rehabilitation (Queens) also became part of the Calvary network.
“Since 2001, when we first made Calvary care available in local facilities, our goal has been to provide outstanding hospice care for terminally ill nursing home residents,” said Nancy S. D’Agostino, RN, MSN, Vice President of Community Patient Services, Calvary@Home.
“Our caregivers make sure that end-of-life care is high quality, consistent and coordinated. From pain and symptom management to pastoral care and social work, we provide true Calvary care to our patients and families in the home or nursing home. We are delighted to partner with Dumont and Pine Valley. They share our commitment to the best possible patient care.”
Calvary@Home, a division of Calvary Hospital, is comprised of: 1) full-service home care, established in 1985; 2) hospice, which began in 1998; and 3) nursing home hospice, which began in 2001. Calvary@Home has become one of the most in-demand and well-respected services of its kind in the metropolitan area. In 2010, Calvary@Home cared for nearly 2,000 patients throughout metropolitan New York.
Calvary Hospital is the nation’s only fully accredited acute care specialty hospital devoted exclusively to providing palliative care to adult advanced cancer patients. A 225-bed facility with locations in the Bronx and Brooklyn, Calvary is the model for the relief of cancer pain and symptoms for more than a century. More than 5,700 patients are cared for annually by Calvary’s inpatient, outpatient, homecare, hospice, nursing home hospice, and wound care services. To learn more, support the Calvary mission, or sign up for the Hospital’s e-newsletter, please go to www.calvaryhospital.org.