Working in collaboration with The Hospice of New York, The Brooklyn Hospital Center offers acute inpatient hospice beds to those in need.
Hospice is a special way of caring for people with terminal illnesses and their families. At a time when choices seem few and challenges seem many, Hospice works side-by-side with patients and families to support them. Hospice treats the whole person. A terminal illness can cause many reactions, including pain and discomfort, fear and loneliness, concern about family and friends, and anxiety about what lies ahead. Hospice enables people with terminal illnesses to choose how and where they want to spend the rest of their lives. Staff can also help them make choices about advance directives.
Hospice strives to alleviate end of life pain and symptoms, while helping the patient live as fully as possible. Hospice care provides:
- physical relief from pain and uncomfortable symptoms
- emotional support, helping patients and caregivers cope with loneliness, isolation and fear
- socialization, allowing for shared time with family and friends
- spiritual Care for patients and their families. They can receive support from their own spiritual leader or the chaplain, who is part of the hospice team
- bereavement support — hospice stays in touch with the family and caregivers for 13 months after the loss of a loved one
Please contact your physician or hospital case manager.
You may also call Hospice of New York directly at (718) 472-1999