Jewish Hospice and Chaplaincy is here for you in your time of need. Every family facing serious illness has its own unique needs, and we want to be of service to you on your terms. We are a group of experienced professionals working on behalf of the Jewish community to ensure you and your family are not alone. At any stage of illness, whether you are in a hospital, another health care facility, or wherever you call home, our compassionate team is prepared to help you and your family with our services.
- Spiritual Care
- Patient Advocacy
- Volunteer Services
- Medical Decisions
- Palliative Care
Spirituality is not limited to religion. Rabbis educated and experienced in the care of the sick provide a supportive presence to all Jews, regardless of their level of observance or affiliation. If the patient wishes, JHCN also works with the patient’s own Rabbi to provide this specialized care.
The LifeLinks program is designed to ensure every family confronting illness has access to the comprehensive resources of the Jewish community. Our licensed social workers will help identify and connect you to other community partners.
Patients and families facing serious illness can often be overwhelmed. We are available to help navigate the complexities of your care, and to advocate on your behalf when appropriate.
The Jewish Hospice & Chaplaincy Network adds the Jewish component to palliative and hospice care.
In collaboration with Jewish Family Service, we can provide specially-trained and dedicated Jewish volunteers. These caring individuals complement the professional care rendered by your health care provider and extend the Jewish presence.
Upon request, JHCN can help you make informed choices about end-of-life issues, including hydration, respiration, tube feedings, therapy withdrawal and pain control. These options can be weighed from medical and Jewish perspectives and Halachah (Jewish law).
In conjunction with Jewish Family Service and other community resources, JHCN provides referrals for individual and group bereavement services, including counseling by Master’s level therapists.
We provide services to patients seeking all levels of treatment. Palliative care is a treatment plan for those who opt out of, or do not qualify for hospice care, but seek similar benefits of pain control, symptom management, spiritual/ emotional support, and quality of life.
Call 248.592.2687 to receive these services, which are offered at no charge to patients and their families.
JHCN works with all area hospices, medical care providers, and senior living facilities.
You Are Not Alone. We Are Here to Help.
The Jewish Hospice & Chaplaincy Network was created by the Jewish community to make every day a precious gift for our patients and their families. We strive to ensure no Jew is in pain, no family is suffering, and no Jew is ever alone.
We are experienced and compassionate professionals who know the health care system, the community, and where to find available services. When you call on us, we will help guide and advocate for you and your loved ones.
Our services are patient and family directed. We are here to meet your needs on your terms.
These services are provided at no cost to you and your family. They are provided through generous contributions from members of our community.
We are here to embrace and empower you during this challenging time.
“All Jews are responsible for one another”
The Jewish Hospice & Chaplaincy Network’s services are provided at no cost to all of our patients and their families. These services are available thanks to the generosity of members of the Jewish community and foundations who support JHCN through:
* This giving opportunity supports one full day of JHCN services.