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Nursing Home Program

United Hospice enables nursing home residents who are seriously ill to remain in a familiar and supportive environment while receiving relief from pain and other symptoms. In coordination with the nursing home team, UH provides the guidance and special care needed to help residents and their families achieve comfort and peace of mind.

Who is Eligible for Our Nursing Home Program?

Residents of area nursing homes listed below who are living with serious illness and are in agreement with the goal of comfort care are eligible to receive Hospice services. We will contact the resident’s physician and meet with the resident and their family to determine the right time for services to begin.

Why Should We Use Hospice Services When My Loved One is in a Nursing Home?

The staff of United Hospice are specialists in caring for patients with a serious illness. We have skills and expertise that will improve the quality of life for a seriously ill resident of a nursing home. The same way you seek specialized care when faced with an illness that your primary care physician cannot manage by his/herself, you should seek specialist care from UH when your loved one has an advanced illness. We have nurses and social workers that are certified in hospice and palliative care. Our medical director completed a fellowship in Hospice and Palliative Medicine. Perhaps, most importantly, we will enrich the care your loved ones receives as they require increased care. Area nursing homes cannot provide some of these skilled professionals, paraprofessionals and volunteers above and beyond the basic level of care they provide to their residents.

A comfort care program in a nursing home is NOT equal to hospice care. Your loved one will not receive the specialized, expert care by our staff and will not receive additional services to enrich the care provided by the nursing home staff unless hospice is involved.

Hospice Care at Nursing Homes

United Hospice is a unique health care provider. Rather than concentrating solely on the physical aspects of care, our focus is on the whole person. The hospice approach also provides for the psychological, social and spiritual dimensions of care and support.

Hospice services are provided by an interdisciplinary team of highly skilled health care professionals including: physicians, nurses, social workers, spiritual caregivers, bereavement counselors, volunteers and other specialists as needed. All are trained to work with individuals with serious illness. Emotional support and guidance are also provided to the residents' family members. Residents entering UH's hospice program remain under the care of the nursing home physician. In addition, the UH medical director is available for consultation.

Social workers help residents and their families make emotional adjustments. They can be effective in assisting families improve communication, in teaching relaxation techniques to decrease anxiety and in locating community resources.

Spiritual caregivers offer comfort to residents and families. They can serve as a bridge between residents and their church or synagogue.

Volunteers supply a variety of services to meet a resident's needs. They can become friendly visitors who listen with care and compassion.

Home health aides provide personal care to supplement that of the nursing home's staff.

Bereavement counselors extend individual and group support to families for up to one year after the death of their loved one.

Hospice nurses are on call 24 hours day/7 days a week to address any patient needs or family concerns.

UH Nurses work in collaboration with nursing home staff to:

  • Direct and coordinate the plan of care for residents.
  • Answer questions and offer emotional support to residents and their families.
  • Assess residents and consult with physicians to insure effective symptom and pain control.
  • Provide information and recommendations.

Local Nursing Homes With Hospice Contracts

UH currently provides hospice services in the following area nursing homes:

Friedwald Center
475 New Hempstead Road
New City, NY 10956

Northern Manor Multicare Center
199 North Middletown Road
Nanuet, NY 10954

Northern Riverview Healthcare Center
87 South Route 9W
Haverstraw, NY 10927

The Willows at Ramapo Rehabilitation and Nursing Center
30 Cragmere Road
Suffern, NY 10901

Pine Valley Center for Rehabilitation and Nursing
661 N. Main Street
Spring Valley, NY 10977

Northern Metropolitan Residential Healthcare Facility
225 Maple Avenue
Monsey, NY 10952

Nyack Ridge Rehabilitation and Nursing Center
Christian Herald Road
Valley Cottage, NY 10989