Hospice care is...

NOT about GIVING UP!

a HealthCare option for you and those you love.

about quality of life...

about help and support in a time of need.

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Welcome to Angelic Hospice Care

At Angelic we recognize that you are not your diagnosis. Our team of healthcare professionals customize a care plan to meet your individual medical, physical, emotional and spiritual needs and provide you with the most improved quality of life possible. Our services are provided to you wherever you call home. You do not have to be in a facility to receive hospice care.

What is Angelic Hospice Care

What is Hospice Care?

Hospice is a special type of palliative care provided to those with a prognosis of six months or less to live and begins after curative treatments stop and the illness is considered terminal.

Why Angelic Hospice Now

Why Hospice Now?

Patients receive the best results the earlier comfort care starts. The hospice team anticipates and addresses patient and family needs before they become problematic. Our services give patients the opportunity to make the most of their life, regardless of diagnosis.

Please don't wait until days or hours before anticipated death. The best care for the patient and the family is to have hospice care when a cure is not feasible. Hospice guides the patient and family through the transition as the disease or illness progresses. Caregivers of hospice patients have told us that their only regret was that they did not get their loved-one the care and support of hospice sooner.

Reasons for Hospice Care

  • Diagnosis of a life-limiting illness
  • No longer eligible for treatments such as chemotherapy, radiation, etc.
  • Unintentional weight loss
  • Frequent visits to the hospital
  • Recurrent infections
  • Increasing shortness of breath
  • Difficulty walking
  • Difficulty managing pain
  • Increasing need for help with bathing, dressing, food preparation

Comprehensive Care We Provide

The Hospice Team approach is unlike any other service. We recognize that a life-limiting illness impacts the family as well as the patient. At Angelic we are "by your side" with inclusive care and services for patients and their loved ones.

Coordination of care with your physician

Regular nursing visits by your RN case manager

Supplemental home health aides

Social work and spiritual care support

Medications related to your diagnosis

Medical equipment such as hospital bed, oxygen, walkers etc.

Personal care items such as incontinent supplies

Short-term respite care for caregiver relief

Various therapeutic treatments such as physical, massage and music therapies

Volunteer services

Bereavement support

24/7 phone support and emergency care

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Angelic Hospice Supports You

Angelic Hospice Care is about how you live

Family and Caregiver Support

As a family member it is difficult to watch a loved one in declining health, and stressful to care for them around-the-clock. It becomes more challenging as the illness progresses, but with Angelic we are "by your side" as a safety net to support you. Our service also addresses the bereavement needs of family members for 13 months after the passing of the patient. Families value this support and we are honored to help them through this most difficult first year.

Angelic Hospice Care is about you

How is Hospice Care Paid?

Hospice services are covered 100% by Medicare, Medicaid and most private insurances.

Next Steps

To learn if you or a loved one could benefit from hospice care services call 609.822.7979 or email us at info@angelichospice.net for a consultation.

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Professional Support Resources

There are many challenges for those facing a life-limiting or a terminal diagnosis. Our team of professional Social Workers, Chaplains, Spiritual Care, and Bereavement Coordinators, and volunteers focuses on meeting the emotional and supportive needs of patients and their loved ones during times of stress, illness and death. Our one-on-one service offers compassionate listening and professional guidance by experienced, expert and caring staff.

Social Workers

  • Addresses questions regarding services.
  • Assists with making application for community resources, Veteran programs, financial assistance and other appropriate services and programs.
  • Makes arrangements for respite admissions.
  • Contacts community resources as needed.
  • Provides counseling and supportive services.

Spiritual Care

  • Collaborates with your chosen faith organization.
  • Addresses your questions about God, faith or other topics.
  • Help plan funerals and officiate them if needed.
  • Supports the emotional and spiritual needs of patient and loved ones.
  • Conducts support group activities.

Bereavement Services

  • Provides grief counseling.
  • Conducts support groups and other resources.
  • Checks on the bereaved with phone calls and visits.
  • Provides information on loss and healing
  • Offers bereavement support for 13 months following the death of a loved-one.
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Complementary & Alternative Therapies

Complementary Therapies in hospice add another layer of care and commitment to nurturing and embracing the whole person, mind, body and spirit. These therapies promote comfort, provide support, and have shown to increase quality of life, and increase overall feelings of wellbeing.

Hearing a song from the past can heighten awareness of a memory, or perhaps encourage physical movement. Gentle caring touch can provide comfort, improve circulation and can decrease pain. Aroma-therapy with essential oils can alleviate physical pain while the scent of something familiar or pleasant can evoke feelings happiness and ease the mind.

Massage and healing touch, aromatherapy, and music have been readily welcomed as aids to comfort physical, emotional, mental and spiritual needs of patients as well as family members.

MUSIC THERAPY is a powerful medium. Music therapists work with patients to address their physical, emo-tional, cognitive, spiritual, and social needs through individualized treatments like creating music, singing, movement, and listening.

As a complementary hospice therapy, music can make a difference between social withdrawal and awareness, between isolation and interaction, and between chronic pain and comfort. Music therapy is more than a mu-sic activity. It assesses the strengths and needs of the patient and designs a plan of treatment that includes creating, singing, moving to, or listening to live, music that the patient may prefer.

Because music is non-threatening, enjoyable and enhances brain function, people of diverse ages, back-grounds and abilities can gain therapeutic benefits through its use. Offered to those at the end of life, music therapy is combined with other healing efforts to address physical, emotional, cognitive and social needs of hospice patients. As it is not appropriate for every patient, music therapy can be surprisingly effective with an otherwise unresponsive patient.

Music therapy interventions can be designed to: promote wellness, manage stress, alleviate pain, express feel-ings, enhance memory, improve communication, and promote physical rehabilitation.

MASSAGE THERAPY improves the quality of life for those in hospice. Recent studies have shown that massage therapy is one of the most frequently offered complementary therapies in hospice and palliative care. The quality of life for those in hospice is often compromised. Research has shown that massage therapy can provide comfort and relaxation as well as alleviate symptoms and conditions of pain, anxiety, difficulty sleeping, depression, mood disorders, stress, and nausea and fatigue.

HEALING TOUCH is based on the belief that vital energy flows through the human body. This energy is said to be balanced by practitioners who pass their hands over or gently touch, a patient's body.

The "M" technique is a soothing stroke full body technique that can be used with essential oils and is safe for frail patients. Family members can be easily taught the hand and foot technique using a prepared essential oil cream.

AROMATHERAPY uses essential oils to help improve and balance both emo-tional and physical ailments. The sense of smell is linked to the deepest parts of the brain governed by our basic instincts, thoughts and emotions. On a physical level, essential oils help to ease muscular aches and pains.

Improve circulation and ease sinus congestion. Clinical aromatherapy uses essential oils therapeutically to manage a plethora of symptoms such as pain, nausea, fear, anxiety and spiritual distress. They are administered by inhala-tion or topical administration according to their therapeutic properties such as anti-inflammatory, anti-anxiety, nerve pain or emotional pain.

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Hospice is More Than You Think

Myth: Hospice is only for the last days of life. You must be actively dying.

Fact: Patients can qualify for service six months prior to anticipated last days. Hospice is most beneficial when there is sufficient time to manage symptoms, establish relationships, and provide education to both patient and family about what to expect.

Myth: Hospice is a place.

Fact: Hospice is a service that is provided wherever you call home: your residence, skilled nursing facility, assisted living, or other location.

Myth: You must sign a Do Not Resuscitate (DNR) order to receive palliative or hospice care.

Fact: A DNR order is not a requirement to receive our services.

Myth: Hospice care is costly

Fact: Hospice care is provided without cost to you through Medicare, Medicaid, and most insurance benefits.

Myth: Hospice care is costly.

Fact: Hospice care is provided without cost to you through Medicare, Medicaid, and most insurance benefits. Medication, supplies and equipment that pertain to the patient's diagnosis are also covered.

Myth: You must have cancer to qualify for hospice care.

Fact: Hospice care is for anyone with a life-limiting diagnosis that indicates a life expectancy of six months or less. Common diagnosis include Alzheimer's Disease, renal, cardiac, and lung disorders and cancer.

Myth: Hospice means you've given up.

Fact: There is no need to give up hope when you are receiving hospice care. Hospice is a healthcare choice for those who have a life-limiting illness or injury that is unlikely to be cured. However, it does not mean that you are ready to die. The care we provide is palliative not curative, and our clinical, emotional, spiritual and psychosocial support services help both patient and family to enjoy whatever time they have. Studies have shown that patients who receive hospice care live on average one month longer than those who do not.

Myth: Hospice is for the last days of life.

Fact: Patients can qualify for service six months prior to anticipated last days. Hospice is most beneficial when there is sufficient time to manage symptoms, establish relationships, and provide education to both patient and family about what to expect. Do not delay getting hospice services. Families tell us that their biggest regret was not starting hospice care sooner for their loved one.

Myth: You can only get care at a facility such as a Hospice Center.

Fact: Hospice is a healthcare option provided wherever the patient calls home. Care is provided in a private residence, independent living, assisted living or skilled nursing facility.

Myth: You must sign a Do Not Resuscitate (DNR) order to receive palliative or hospice care.

Fact: A DNR order is not a requirement to receive our services.

Myth: Only a physician can request hospice.

Fact: Patients and caregivers can call us at any time to discuss hospice qualifications and learn more about our services and the Angelic Palliative & Hospice Care difference. However, a physician's order is needed to receive hospice care. We encourage those who may feel hospice is an option to ask their healthcare provider. We work in conjunction with your physician and establish a customized care plan to meet the patient's individual needs.

Myth: If you are on hospice care you cannot go to the hospital.

Fact: Patients receiving hospice care are not prevented from going to the hospital, It is their choice. Hospice providers endeavor to manage pain and symptoms of patients outside a hospital setting, keeping patients in a familiar environment and with their loved ones. However, short-term general inpatient care for hospice patients is covered by under Medicare when the patient’s symptoms can only be managed in a hospital setting.

Myth: Hospice means you cannot receive any treatments for your disease.

Fact: If a patient has a life expectancy of six months or less given the illness's normal course, radiation, chemotherapy, blood transfusions, dialysis or other therapies may be covered by the hospice benefit if they are therapeutic and providing comfort.

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Angelic Health's Partners and Affiliations

Angelic Health provides Palliative, Transitional, and Hospice Care throughout New Jersey. We are also a member of the National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization (NHPCO), the Center to Advance Palliative Care (CAPC). Angelic Hospice Care is proudly accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Health Care (ACHC). ACHC accreditation reflects our dedication and commitment to meeting standards that demonstrate a higher level of performance and patient care. We also are privileged to be a hospice partner in the We Honor Veterans initiative.

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