For the Terminally Ill Who Wish to Remain at Home, Center for Hope Offers Hospice Care in the Community

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Residents in Central New Jersey Can Receive High-Quality Care in their Homes and Healthcare Facilities

The Center for Hope Hospice & Palliative Care is known for its two unique residential facilities, Peggy’s House in Scotch Plains and Father Hudson House in Elizabeth, N.J. But many area residents do not realize that they or their loved ones can receive carefully coordinated hospice care in their own homes through the Center.

With November being National Hospice and Palliative Care Month, the Center for Hope wants to remind caregivers, healthcare professionals and individuals at the end of life that its services can be provided wherever a patient resides. This includes private homes or other care facilities, such as nursing homes or other assisted living residences throughout central New Jersey.

“People should be assured that no matter where they are, they can receive hospice services and that the Center remains, in all situations, sensitive to the wishes of our patients and families. If a patient wishes to remain at home, the Center will go out of its way to provide the hospice services necessary to fulfil that desire,” said Frank Brady, president of the Center for Hope.

The Center for Hope serves the terminally ill in Union County as well as parts of Essex, Hudson, Middlesex, Morris and Somerset counties. It offers a range of hospice care services based on an interdisciplinary care plan that is designed by medical directors, nurses, social workers and chaplains. Because the care provided in the community is managed through the Center, it mirrors the experience offered at Peggy’s House and Father Hudson House. Patients have access to a range of supportive and care services focused on meeting their needs and keeping them comfortable, including:

  •     A Patient Response System that ensures access to an on-duty, awake registered nurse who is ready to visit the home seven days a week, 24 hours a day, no matter what the issue is. This unlimited access, which is uncommon in community hospice care, provides medical attention and palliative care as efficiently as possible.
  •     All medications, supplies and durable medical equipment directly related to the hospice diagnosis.
  •     In-home nursing care and/or home health aide visits, depending on patient need.
  •     Chaplains and social workers for spiritual and emotional support.
  •     Trained hospice volunteers, who provide companionship and caregiver support.
  •     Seamless access to the Center’s residences for respite care stays, pain and/or medication management, and caregiver relief. Longer stays, or permanent stays, can also be arranged as your needs change.

For more information about hospice and palliative care services available at the Center for Hope, visit or call (908) 889-7780.

About Center for Hope Hospice & Palliative Care, Inc.
Center for Hope Hospice & Palliative Care (Center for Hope) is a non-profit, community based organization that provides terminally ill patients with hospice care, and their families or loved ones with physical, emotional, and spiritual support during their time of need. The Center actively supports the individual's right to live out the remainder of their life with dignity and in comfort, surrounded by the love of family and friends, and eased from the burdens of physical, emotional, spiritual, financial or social distress. Center for Hope welcomes all terminally ill patients, their families and loved ones without concern for race, ethnicity, religious affiliation or ability to pay. It also offers pain and symptom management for chronically ill and seriously ill patients through its palliative care program. Center for Hope operates two facilities, Peggy’s House in Scotch Plains and Father Hudson House in Elizabeth, which provides nearly $3 million a year in charity care. For more information, visit

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