Hospice is a gift, a concept of caring rather than a specific setting. A hospice diagnosis can bring so many questions, fears, and anxieties. The Legacy at Home Hospice brings decades of experience and a wealth of resources to provide high quality, patient and family-centered care wherever the patient calls home. We listen, understand and walk with you through your journey. We are here to offer physical, spiritual, and emotional support so you can honor the life of loved ones, cherish precious moments, and find peace in letting go.
When there is no cure, caring takes over.
Hospice is a gift of comfort.
The purpose of hospice is not to cure but to care. We are a Jewish-sponsored, not-for-profit organization providing exceptional care to those with a life limiting illness. The Legacy at Home Hospice is dedicated to those we serve. With every relationship, families can expect the same level of expert and compassionate care that has defined The Legacy Senior Communities since 1953. Wherever you call home, you can always call on us to provide exceptional care to both patient and family.
Our Hospice care means more:
- Emotional and spiritual support
- Supportive education
- Pain and symptom management
- Medical equipment, medications and medical supplies
- Alternative therapies
- Grief care support for the whole family
When should you begin Hospice?
Hospice is most beneficial when The Legacy at Home Hospice team has time to identify needs and implement individualized care plans that can minimize so many of the fears and anxieties patients may be experiencing. When care is started right away, patients feel better and research shows they often live longer and experience more quality days than those who pursue more aggressive treatments.
Our promise is to be there to meet every patient’s needs. Even if it is just a shoulder to lean on or a hand to hold, it is our honor to support and care for patients and families during and after our Hospice journey.
Our team of caring professionals have experience and expertise:
- Licensed nurse case managers
- Ordained Rabbi and spiritual support
- Licensed Clinical Social Workers
- Hospice Physician Medical Director
- Certified Hospice Aides
- Bereavement counselors
- Trained hospice volunteers
- Supportive therapy
We have different levels of care to provide for the various patient needs:
- Routine Home Care is provided per an individualized plan of care, wherever the patient calls home.
- Respite Care allows for the patient to be placed in an inpatient setting for up to 5 nights to give family/caregiver relief and prevent caregiver fatigue.
- Continuous Care is care provided by a full time care team for a short or limited period of time for relief and control of acute pain and symptom crisis wherever the patient calls home, until the crisis is resolved.
- General Inpatient Care is transitional care for acute pain and symptom management when home care or continuous care is not sufficient.
Choosing Hospice can mean choosing a better quality of life.
Our Hospice care involves a team-oriented approach to expert medical care, pain management, and emotional and spiritual support expressly tailored to the patient needs and wishes. We see our work in hospice as a sacred honor. We provide compassionate end of life care with respect for Jewish values and traditions, and support patients and families of all faith backgrounds offering:
Benefits of our expert Hospice care:
- Customized care tailored to each individual
- Reduced pain and anxiety
- Advocate for last wishes
- Emotional support for the entire family
- Less financial burden
- 24/7 availability of care
- Comfort and peace of mind
The Legacy at Home Hospice honors all spiritual beliefs. We are committed to caring for those at the end of life’s journey, and to helping families deal with the loss of loved ones.
As a Jewish-sponsored organization, we are deeply committed to our heritage and honor Jewish traditions. Our accreditation with the NIJH (National Institute for Jewish Hospice) ensures that our staff and volunteers are trained in the full spectrum of Jewish traditions, beliefs and customs associated with death and mourning.
Our services are covered by Medicare, Medicaid, private insurance plans with a hospice benefit, or private pay.