A family place
The Karen Ann Quinlan Home for Hospice is the only freestanding inpatient provider for our area. Designed to ensure that individuals with life limiting illnesses unable to return to their own homes, receive gentle end of life care from exceptional clinicians. Along with emotional support for both patient and family, the center offers 10 private rooms overlooking the Waterwheel Farm featuring stunning vistas of the Kittatinny Mountain range.
Home for Hospice updated visitation policy – There are no longer visiting hour restrictions at the Home for Hospice. The common areas are now open to patient visitors as well. Each patient may have up to six visitors at a time.
All visitors must sign in and wear a mask at all times while in the facility.
Scheduled tours at the Karen Ann Quinlan Home for Hospice are available upon request. No walk-in, unscheduled tours can be accommodated at this time.
Available to eligible Karen Ann Quinlan Hospice patients locally or nationally. For more information please call our hospice office at 973-383-0115 or 800-882-1117 for out of the area.
Respite programs are planned short-term and time-limited breaks for families and other unpaid caregivers.
Even though many families want to provide care to their loved ones so that they can remain at home, the physical, emotional and financial consequences for the family caregiver can be overwhelming without some support, such as respite. Respite care provides that much needed break for the family caregiver, which also is beneficial to the health of the caregiver and promotes a balance of life.
For the patient who is in need of short term care for the control of pain or management of acute and severe clinical problems with symptoms that cannot be achieved in a home setting.
This needed care requires the continued supervision of a qualified professional to ensure proper administration of medications and treatments and is allowable until the symptoms are under control.
Routine Home Care
When a patient enrolls in a hospice program, there is a wide array of services, which are to be provided.
If the patient does not have symptoms, which are out of control and which require continuous nursing care, then the patient is placed on the Routine Home Care Level of Services. This level applies whether the patient resides in a facility or in his or her own home.
The Karen Ann Quinlan Home for Hospice will be a facility providing a comforting, home-like setting for patients in need of routine hospice care but for whatever reason can no longer remain in their home. Although hospice has traditionally cared for patients in their own homes, in many situations home care is not possible. The hospice home offers terminally ill patients a comfortable, family-friendly alternative to the hospital or their own home with the trained hospice team of professionals on duty 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
Frequently Asked Questions
Payment for residential hospice care varies for each person. Some private insurance companies provide for or part of the care. The Karen Ann Quinlan Home for Hospice staff can help patients and family determine payment specifics as they relate to their particular situation.
Karen Ann Quinlan Home for Hospice services include a private room, accessible bath facilities, 24-hour nursing care, meals and snacks as desired, medication administration, assistance with personal care, nurse call system, telephone service, cable television and wireless internet access. Home for Hospice patients also have access to services provided by Karen Ann Quinlan Hospice social workers, music therapy, massage therapy, pet therapy, chaplain services, bereavement support, and volunteers who provide hospitality, cooking and patient visits.
Hospice care at home is not always right for everyone. Hospice care at a location outside of the home may be more appropriate for you or your family member if:
- Family and friends are unable to provide basic care and support of the patient in the home all day, every day.
- The patient is currently living in a nursing home or assisted living center.
- The patient has pain or other symptoms, such as difficulty breath, that are very difficult to manage.
Hospice residential facilities – Karen Ann Quinlan Home for Hospice is a home-like residence that specializes in caring for patients with a terminal illness who cannot be care for safely at home. They have 24 hour a day nursing care and staff specifically trained in hospice care.