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About MJHS Hospice

 

As one of the largest and most respected not-for-profit programs in the region, we are committed to offering patients and families at the end of life compassionate expert care. Many of the services we provide are made possible through support to our Foundation, which relies on the generosity of grateful families, private and corporate donors, and our own employees.

Your year-end gift will help us continue many of the hospice care programs and services we provide to our patients and their families. Below are a few of the ways your donations will make a difference.

Pediatric Hospice Care and Support

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.

Care in the Comfort of Home

Now more than ever, patients and their families want the peace-of-mind that comes from receiving care and support for an advanced illness at home. And MJHS Hospice is here to make that possible. We adhere to all CDC Infection control guidelines and always wear appropriate Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) to ensure the safety of our patients and their loved ones. Your donation will allow us to continue to provide our patients the care they need, safely in their homes.

Bereavement Support

Grief and loss often continue to impact lives after a loved one has died. This is why MJHS Hospice offers free bereavement education and support for up to 13 months after the death of a loved one. Our team of counselors regularly lead programs designed to assist in healthy coping. Your donation can help fund one-on-one bereavement sessions for those whose loved one has recently passed.

MJHS Build a Memory

The MJHS Build a Memory program is designed to offer our hospice and palliative care patients extraordinary experiences  — while creating enduring memories for their families. These experiences enable our patients and their families to create legacy experiences, express a full range of emotions, and spend joy-filled time with family outside of a medical and clinical setting. Some of these fun experiences have included trips to see the Brooklyn Nets, Disney on Ice and shopping outings. Your donation will help us continue to bring these lasting memories to our patients and their family.

Music and Creative Arts Therapy 

Our hospice program employs specially trained and licensed music and art therapists to meet the psychological and emotional needs of pediatric patients, their siblings and family members. The creative arts therapy team uses music, art and other creative approaches to create a safe space for children and their families. Your donation will allow us to continue providing this innovative therapy to our patients and their family.

Need more reasons to donate to MJHS Hospice today?

MJHS Foundation is a 501 (c)(3) not-for-profit. (Tax Id: 11-1630753) All donations are tax-deductible to the extent allowed by law.