One comment we hear every day from families is that they wish they had
used Barnabas Health Hospice services earlier. Help us educate our communities
about available options when facing a life-limiting illness and empower
them in their decision making.
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Patients on the Barnabas Health Hospice program die in 7 days or less.
Only a staggering 9% of Barnabas Health Hospice patients utilize Hospice
services between 3-6 months before death, even though Medicare and most
private insurers cover Hospice services when a patient is diagnosed with
a terminal disease or has a life expectancy of 6 months or less.
40% of our patients are on the program for 30-90 days.
MORE TIME ON HOSPICE MEANS MORE SUPPORT
Help the patient and family reach their goals and prepare them for the
end of life
More time for symptom management
Helps alleviate the burden, anxiety, and stress often experienced by the
Better coordination of care
No need to make trips to the doctor’s office.
Most supplies and medical equipment are covered.
Limited or reduced hospital visits Improved quality of life
SHORT LENGTH OF STAY OFTEN MEANS:
Limited capacity to make a difference in the preparation for end of life
Most time and resources are allocated to crisis intervention
Decreased capability to focus on Quality of Life
Unable to benefit from the many services and program we offer
Families often feel ill prepared to honor the loved ones wish to die at home
Help us reach the community by making a donation to our Community Outreach
fund. Through your support we can make a difference in end of life care
and educate the community about their healthcare options before they are needed.