Community / Inpatient Hospice

Community / Inpatient Hospice

Community / Inpatient Hospice at Parker Jewish Institute provides comfort, relief, and peace of mind to individuals with advanced or life-limiting illness and their families. We are an intimate and unique program that provides personalized care to ensure your comfort, enhance your quality of life, preserve your dignity, and respect your choices.

We are here for you 24-hours-a-day, 7-days-a-week

As an illness progresses, it can be difficult to make choices about care or know what to expect. Our compassionate team can help you explore your options. We respect your right to choose which services are best, as well as when and where you receive care.

Working with you, your care team will partner with your caregivers and personal doctor to develop a care plan tailored to your needs and goals.

Your services may include:

  • Medical care, including all medication, supplies, and equipment necessary to manage your symptoms and relieve physical discomfort
  • Guidance on what to expect as your condition changes
  • Counseling for emotional and spiritual support
  • Help with practical issues, such as advance care planning, medical decision-making, and preparing for the future.

You’ll have 24/7 access to care and services. We’re here to support you however and whenever you need, including connecting you to services that the Parker Jewish Institute has long been a leader in providing.

Our Comprehensive Community Hospice Team

Hospice services are tailored to meet each individual’s needs and goals. Your care will be managed and carried out by a dedicated team of experts with specialized hospice training and experience, but you and your loved ones will always direct your care.

Working in collaboration with your doctor, your Comprehensive Community Hospice team may include:

  • Registered nurse, who coordinates your services and oversees your day-to-day care
  • Hospice specialty aide
  • Social worker
  • Registered dietitian
  • Spiritual care counselor
  • Volunteers
  • A physician, who is board-certified in hospice and palliative medicine
  • Grief Support

We can also provide grief support for anyone who is experiencing grief after loss. We offer a thirteen-month program for families and friends, following the loss of a loved one.

Hospice Volunteer Opportunities

Put Your Compassion into Action

The Comprehensive Community Hospice Program of Parker Jewish Institute is looking for people who would like to volunteer, visiting with patient’s and extending the hand of reassurance, offering a smile that warms the heart, and the words that say everything will be okay.

To be a volunteer, there is no special requirement other than a sincere desire to help people and the ability to listen.

Hospice volunteers can commit to as little or as much time as they wish. Some volunteers provide several hours of service each week while others commit to a few hours each month. Serving as valued members of the hospice team, for just a few hours of your time you can make a significant impact on the lives of patients and their loved ones.

There are many opportunities to share your time and talents as a volunteer and support patients, and their loved ones dealing with end of life. Opportunities include:

  • Hospice Doulas
  • Bereavement/Grief
  • Patient Friendly Visits
  • Legacy Projects
  • Telephone Assurance
  • Administrative Support
  • Community Education
  • Help Recruiting Other Volunteers
  • Student Internships

Note: We ask that those who have recently lost a loved one wait a year before becoming a hospice volunteer. You are welcome to participate in our bereavement programs during this time.

To find out how you can turn Compassion into Action, contact us today at: (718) 289-2134 or email: volunteer-nerken@parkerinstitute.org