We Bring It All To You!
JHCN works with all area hospices, medical care providers, hospital systems, and senior living facilities to offer supportive care while adding the Jewish component to palliative and hospice care. Every individual/family facing incurable illness has its own unique needs and we want to meet every patient on their terms. Our compassionate care team includes: rabbis, social workers, nurse practitioners, doctors and volunteers who are all dedicated to our clients and who work to ensure that our patients get the best care possible. At the end-stage of illness, whether you are in a hospital, health care facility or wherever you call home, our compassionate JHCN team is prepared to help you and your family with the following services:
Spiritual Care: Rabbis educated and experienced in end of life concerns/questions/struggles provide a supportive presence to all Jews, irrespective of their level of observance or affiliation. If the patient wishes, JHCN chaplains will work in tandem with congregational clergy to provide specialized care and meet the needs of the individual.
Social Work Care: Our licensed social workers offer emotional support to the patient/family and help navigate the end of life journey. They play an invaluable role in making connections to community partners and available Jewish social services.
Nurse Practitioners/Doctors: 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 and quality of life. Home visits are made to our patients by medical professionals in an effort to quickly address their concerns, offer assistance and ultimately prevent re-hospitalizations.
Volunteer Services: In collaboration with Jewish Family Service, we can provide specially trained and dedicated Jewish volunteers. These caring individuals complement the professional care rendered by health care providers and extend the Jewish presence.
Patient Advocacy: Patients/families facing serious illness can often be overwhelmed. The JHCN team is available to help navigate the complexities of care and to champion patient advocacy where needed or appropriate.
Medical Ethics: JHCN can help individuals 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 halacha (Jewish law).
JHCN offers a comprehensive basket of services to all who seek help. We bring all of this to you!