Calvary@Home is comprised of home care, hospice, and nursing home hospice. This umbrella group enables us to offer comprehensive care to patients who are suffering not only from advanced cancer but also from other chronic and acute terminal illnesses, and who are at home. Calvary strives to assemble a core group of permanent staff to serve as providers for each patient, creating a continuity of service for both patients and families. Calvary@Home admitted 1,977 patients in 2010.
In 1985, Calvary established a Certified Home Health Agency, for people with chronic and acute illnesses who can be cared for at home. Today, this is one of the most respected home health care programs in the metropolitan region. We added a hospice component in 1998, and incorporated them under one umbrella, Calvary@Home, in 2001, together with a new nursing home hospice program. Today, Calvary offers home care in the Bronx, Queens, Manhattan, and lower Westchester. It offers hospice services in the Bronx, Brooklyn, Queens, Manhattan, as well as Nassau, Westchester, and Rockland Counties.
For Home Care, Calvary works with patients' primary community doctors, and provides skilled nursing, physical therapy and Home Health Aide services as needed by patients. Our social work intervention often focuses on long-range planning and assistance with access to community services. As needed, Calvary@Home can facilitate a seamless transition to becoming an inpatient at our Bronx or Brooklyn sites. Click here to view our Home Care Brochure in English. Click here to view it in Spanish.
Our Hospice program features a dedicated team of registered nurses (RN), doctors, social workers, Pastoral Care staff members, Home Health Aides, volunteers, and bereavement counselors. Calvary's Hospice services are designed mainly for patients who want to spend last days at home. In fact, approximately 90 percent of our Hospice patients do die at home. Calvary also offers a 13-month bereavement program for patients' family and friends as mandated by the federal government. Click here to see our Hospice Brochure in English. Click here to view it in Spanish.
Calvary@Home partners with patients' families to promote the quality of life, address pain management and other symptoms, and help prepare both the patient and their loved ones for what to expect in the final days of life. Published data verifies that Calvary's Home Care and Hospice program continues to exceed national and regional measures for the relief of symptoms.
Calvary@Home is looking for those willing to provide the gift of presence and support at a critical time. Volunteers provide companionship to the patients and families in the community (Bronx, Manhattan, Westchester, Rockland, Brooklyn, Queens, Nassau) and nursing homes. Opportunities for office and bereavement support are available. For information on being a Hospice Volunteer in the community and participating in upcoming training, please contact the Hospice Volunteer Coordinator at (718) 518-3811 or (718) 518-2465.