Hospice care is end-of-life care. A team of health care professionals and volunteers provides it. They give medical, psychological, and spiritual support. The goal of the care is to help people who are dying have peace, comfort, and dignity.
For more than a century, Calvary, a not-for-profit hospital, has been exclusively devoted to providing palliative care to adult patients with advanced cancer and other life-limiting illnesses.
Throughout the provision of inpatient, outpatient, hospice and home care services, Calvary has been committed to the non-abandonment of its patients and has focused its mission on meeting the emerging physical, psychosocial and spiritual needs of both patients and families.
Our Calvary Hospital Hospice services are part of the continuum of care for the terminally ill.
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 their last days at home. In fact, approximately 90 percent of our Hospice patients pass away at home. Calvary also offers a 13-month bereavement program for patients’ family and friends as mandated by the federal government.
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 Calvary Hospital’s Hospice Volunteer Coordinator at 718-518-2000, ext. 3811 or 718-518-2000, ext. 2465.
Calvary Hospital Hospice is a Medicare-certified Hospice program, which provides an interdisciplinary care team for patients with a terminal prognosis for all end-stage diseases. Calvary Hospital Hospice embraces and implements the basic assumptions of the hospice concept, including the following:
Medicare* pays for hospice care under these conditions:
*similar benefits are provided through private insurance
Home care: 718-430-9540
Hospice: 718-518-2000, ext. 2465