Top 5 Reasons to Donate to MJHS Hospice

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We honor military veterans

MJHS Hospice professionals are trained to care for Vietnam-era and other combat veterans who’ve been diagnosed with an advanced terminal illness and suffer from PTSD. We’re also the only hospice in Greater New York to earn Level 5 Partner status in the NHPCO/VA We Honor Veterans initiative. Your donation will allow us to continue this meaningful care and work.

We respect who you are

Many LGBTQ+ adults have experienced social stigma during different stages of life. Because everyone deserves to be seen, heard, treated with compassion, dignity and respect, plus properly identified, MJHS Hospice staff—with partnership and education from SAGECare—are trained to recognize and reverse unspoken bias, ask for preferred pronouns, plus write medical records in ways that accurately reflect a patient’s gender identity and chosen family. Your donation will allow us to continue to provide this incredible and respectful care

We care for even the littlest of patients

No parent expects to outlive a child and no one wishes hospice care for a young person. So when we get the call that a child needs us, we mobilize a team with pediatric hospice expertise—to help families through the emotional roller coaster, provide tender nursing care, support healthy siblings and so much more. Because no parent ever wants to give up hope, MJHS Hospice is fortunate to be one of the few programs to have a Pediatric Palliative Care Waiver from the New York State Department of Health. This means children can still pursue curative treatment while receiving our hospice care. Your donation will allow us to continue to provide this incredibly unique care.

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We have history on our side

MJHS Hospice was one of the first such programs in the New York area. Since our founding nearly 40 years ago, we have become one of the largest and most respected not-for-profit providers of hospice care. It is our deep commitment to our patients and their families, years of experience, special care programs, and dedicated team of professionals that set us apart.  Your donation will allow us to continue to provide this incredible care.

Difference

We provide care that goes above and beyond

We understand that it can be overwhelming whenever someone is diagnosed with an advanced illness. This is why in addition to a patient’s clinical care team, we also offer supportive services like creative arts therapy, spiritual care, an Ethics Review Committee, volunteer visits and up to 13 months of bereavement counseling for families. Your donation will allow us to continue to be there for our patients and their families throughout the entire hospice journey.