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Community Care Center of the Northeast
Support services that work with all hospice programs providing homemakers, home health aides and "live in companions." Contract workers are available to local home care agencies.


7811 Frankford Ave.
Philadelphia, PA 19136
(215)-335-4416


Compassionate Care Hospice
A community-based organization serving any adult with life-limiting illness in New Jersey, Delaware, and eastern Pennsylvania. Services are provided by professionals and volunteers. The hospice develops a personalized plan of care - medical, case, emotional and spiritual care management - which changes continually to meet the patient's needs.


1-800-844-4774


Delaware Hospice, Inc.
A non-profit hospice provider throughout the state, the Delaware Hospice care team brings licensed services and programs to the community such as New Hope for children, Transitions and extensive bereavement services. Delaware Hospice, Inc. is accredited with the Joint Commission's Gold Seal of Approval™.


(800) 838-9800


Doylestown Hospital Hospice
Services include: nursing, symptom management, pain control, 24 hour availability, Home Health aide services, MSW support, bereavement follow-up, volunteer support, spiritual support and community education. Medicare-certified by the Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations (JCAHO).


595 W. State St.
Doylestown, PA 18901
(215) 345-2202


Einstein Hospice
Offers home hospice care that is Medicare certified and JCAHO-certified. In conjunction with the Jefferson Home Care Network, Einstein Hospice also offers Palliative Home Care.


(215) 951-8260


Family Home Hospice of Visiting Nurse Association of Greater Phila.
Provides adult and pediatric hospice care - care for persons who have a serious, life-threatening condition, and generally have a prognosis of six months or less. The Hospice takes an interdisciplinary approach to care, providing care to body, mind and spirit through nurses, Home Health Aides, social workers, chaplains, volunteers and bereavement support. The focus of care is on both the patient and the family.


(215) 581-2053


Fox Chase Cancer Center
Palliative Care Service provides supportive hospice in home services. Care is focused on comfort in the final stages of life rather than on cure. Hospice care addresses the needs of the entire person...medical, social, emotional and spiritual. Services include skilled nursing care, medical social services, home health aides, pastoral counseling, volunteer services and bereavement follow-up.


7701 Burholme Ave.
Philadelphia, PA 19111
(215) 728-2177 or 728-6900


The Home Care Network of the Jefferson Health System
Offers comprehensive medical, psychological, and spiritual care for the terminally ill, and support for the patient�s family. Palliative care is also offered for management of physical and emotional distress in patients with advanced disease. Medicare-certified by the (JCAHO).


Hospice and Palliative Care
100 Matson Ford Road
1 Radnor Corporate Center
Suite 400
Radnor, PA 19087
888-533-3999


Keystone Hospice
Keystone Hospice provides all levels of hospice care including hospice care at home and residential hospice at Keystone House, a 19 bed, free standing facility. Home health care, palliative care, private duty services available through Keystone Home Health Services, Inc. Keystone Hospice includes all licensed services.


8765 Stenton Ave.
Wyndmoor, PA 19038
(215) 836-2440


Lighthouse Hospice
A Medicare/Medicaid/ New Jersey State Licensed Hospice providing Hospice Care for Burlington, Camden and Gloucester Counties in New Jersey.


(856) 661-5600


Samaritan Hospice
Samaritan Hospice provides palliative care and support services for people and their families facing serious, progressive illness. Samaritan's team provides patient care in the comfort of home or in selected long-term care settings in Burlington, Camden, Gloucester and Mercer counties in New Jersey. Samaritan's services are covered by Medicare, Medicaid, HMOs and other commercial insurance plans. Samaritan is JCAHO accredited and also provides grief support, community education programs and transitional services.


5 Eves Drive, Suite 300
Marlton, NJ 08053
1-800-229-8183


St. Mary Medical Center Support Care Services
Provides a multi-disciplinary team of healthcare professionals to administer, advise and assist in the coordination of every phase of end-of-life care for patients and their families.


(215) 891-6602


VITAS Healthcare Corporation
Provides comprehensive physical, emotional, and spiritual care to maximize the quality of life for persons who are terminally ill.


8835 Germantown Ave.
Philadelphia, PA 19118
(610) 617-2400 or 1-800-938-4827


Wissahickon Hospice of the University of Pennsylvania Health System
Offers hospice and homecare services to the terminally ill and their families throughout the Greater Philadelphia Region. Wissahickon Hospice Bereavement Support Groups are offered free of charge and are open to the community. Committed to education and outreach to promote awareness of end-of-life issues to physicians, clinicians, and the community.


1-800-700-8807



OTHER REGIONAL HOSPICES


Abington Hospital
(215) 481-5800


Ashton Hall
(215) 673-7000


Caring Hospice Services
(215) 619-7650


Community Health Affiliates Hospice Program
(610) 526-3265


Crozer Chester Medical Center
Home Care/Hospice Department

(610) 447-2360


Delaware County Memorial Hospital
Home Care/Hospice Department

(610) 284-0700


First State Hospice
(302) 731-4164


Holy Redeemer Hospice Program
(215) 671-9200


Holy Redeemer Nazareth & St. Mary Home Health Services
1-800-346-6452


Home Care Network
Hospice and Palliative Care
Jefferson Health System
(888) 533-9999 or (610) 526-3265


Hospice of the Delaware Valley
1-800-3738

Hospice of Lancaster County
(717) 391-2407


Hospice of the Medical College of Pennsylvania
1-800-284-0800


Hospice of Presbyterian Medical Center
(215) 662-8996


Hospice of the University of Pennsylvania
(800) 700-8807


Mercy Health Hospice
(610) 237-5010


Penn Care at Home
(610) 747-3400


Pennsylvania Hospice Network
(717) 230-9993


Pinnacle Health Hospice
(717) 671-3712


Samaritan Care Hospice
1-800-229-8183


Taylor Hospice (residential)
1-800-538-9729


Taylor Hospital Hospice Program
1-800-938-4827


Trinity Hospice and Home Care
(215) 351-9000 or 1-800-95-TRINITY


Vistacare Hospice
1-800-231-7927 or (610) 660-9335



NATIONAL HOSPICE PROGRAMS


American Academy of Hospice and Palliative Medicine
Includes a selection of links to general hospice informational sites.


4700 W. Lake Ave.
Glenview, IL 60025-1485
(847)375-4712


American Hospice Foundation
Includes a collection of articles with practical information for the dying or the grieving. Offers "Grief at School Training Guide and Video" to help teachers respond to grieving children and on-site training workshops.


2120 L Street, NW, Suite 200
Washington, DC 20037
(202)223-0204


Hospice Foundation of America
The site provides guidelines for choosing hospice, tips for dealing with grief and other consumer resources, such as a collection of hospice readings and Web links. Call the foundation to find a hospice near you.


2001 S Street, NW, Suite 300
Washington, DC 20009
(202)638-5419 or 1-800-854-3402


HospiceWeb
Offers a message board, a list of answers to frequently asked questions (FAQs) about hospice and links to numerous hospice-related sites throughout the world.


National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization
Provides a search for hospice and palliative care, as well as statistics, resources and information.


(703)837-1500


National Hospice Foundation
Informs the public about the quality end-of-life care that hospice provides; including information on choosing a hospice and communicating your end-of-life wishes.


1700 Diagonal Rd, Suite 300
Alexandria, VA 22314
(703)516-4928



RELATED BOOKS


All Kinds of Love: Experiencing Hospice, by Carolyn Jaffe and Carol Ehrlich (Baywood, 1997; $29.95),


The Hospice Choice: In Pursuit of a Peaceful Death, by Marcia Lattanzi-Licht, John J. Mahoney and Galen Miller (Simon and Schuster, 1998; $12)


The Hospice Handbook: A Complete Guide, by Larry Beresford (Little and Brown, 1993; $14.95)


Hospice: Practice, Pitfalls, and Promise, by Stephen Connor (Taylor and Francis, 1998; $28.95)


For basic information on hospice, call the free Bell Atlantic InfoTip recordings:
(215) 564-3606, then enter the code for consumer information on:
What is Hospice Care 2512
Insurance Coverage 2513
Eligibility 2514
Hospice Care at Home 2515