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Inpatient Hospice Care

Masonicare offers comprehensive services for helping patients and their families get the most out of their limited time together. Our care teams can support inpatients at the Masonicare Health Center, at Masonicare at Newtown, or at any hospital or facility, statewide. We’ll take a holistic approach, working to address the emotional and physical needs of the entire family. Medicare and many private health insurance plans cover inpatient hospice care for patients with fewer than 6 months to live.

What is inpatient hospice & palliative care?

It may be recommended for patients with complex medical needs or those who do not have an in-home caregiver. Hospice & palliative services provide comprehensive medical, emotional, social, and spiritual support for the patient and the entire family. The goal is to ease the patient’s distressing symptoms and pain, while allowing the patient to remain lucid.

Whom we help:

Any adult with a life-limiting illness.

What to expect:

Professional guidance and support from an inter-disciplinary team skilled at helping families cope with the many issues that arise at the end of life. They counsel the patient, caregiver, and family on important decisions; chief among them, how best to manage pain. Caring volunteers can perform helpful tasks, allowing families to make the most of remaining time together.

The Masonicare difference:

Masonicare has over a century of experience helping patients maintain quality of life. Our specially trained hospice practitioners continually adopt the latest care techniques and newest drug therapies to help patients remain pain-free, and maintain dignity and lucidity right to the end of life.

Inpatient Hospice Services at a Glance

  • Expert assistance from a team consisting of a medical director, RNs, a medical social worker, a bereavement team, spiritual counselors, and trained volunteers.
  • Professional guidance regarding medical, financial and community services.
  • Emotional and coping counseling and support for the patient and family members, including parents, grandparents, spouses, siblings, children, and other relatives.
  • Coordinated care with the patient’s physicians and other service providers.
  • Complementary services including therapeutic massage, expressive art activities, hospice musicians, pet visits, and expressive puppetry.