Support End of Life Care Programs
Your gift allows us to continue providing care that goes above and beyond for our patients and families dealing with a terminal or advanced illness.
MJHS Hospice and Palliative Care is one of the largest and most respected not-for-profit providers of end-of-life care in New York, serving patients and families across Manhattan, Brooklyn, Queens, the Bronx, and Nassau County. We are committed to offering patients and families dealing with a terminal illness compassionate, expert care, along with peace of mind and comfort. Funds raised towards this program ensure we can continue to provide care that goes above and beyond during this unique but challenging time. Below are some programs we provide that grateful families and donors fund.
Pediatric Hospice Care and Support
No parent expects to outlive a child, and no one wishes hospice care for a young person. Funds raised may help families through this emotional roller coaster, provide tender nursing care, support healthy siblings, and so much more. Your donation to the pediatric care fund will allow us to provide this exceptional care.
Charitable Care Fund
As a mission-driven organization, we believe that every person has the right to an end-of-life journey filled with compassion, dignity, and respect– regardless of their ability to pay.
The Charitable Care Fund was established to help patients and families cover medical costs that they may not be able to afford, such as copayments, premiums or any other out-of-pocket expenses associated with care. Through this fund, we have supported patients and families like Jaime’s, who saw themselves in an unmanageable situation and needed to tap into this type of support.
Palliative care gives specialized medical care for people with serious illnesses. It focuses on providing patients with relief from the symptoms, pain, physical stress, and mental stress of a serious illness.
MJHS has the largest community home-based palliative care program in Greater New York, allowing our patients to receive services at home. Our program is nationally recognized for being innovative and offering a wide range of specialty services to meet your loved one’s specific needs.
Patient Care Fund
Supported solely by charitable contributions, the fund can assist in purchasing items and services deemed appropriate by the patient, patient’s family, and MJHS caregivers, such as wheelchairs, walkers, and grab bars. Each patient is eligible for up to $500 of assistance annually through the patient care fund.
Culturally Sensitive Care and Education
The ability to understand, appreciate and interact with different cultures and belief systems is at the core of our values. Our community is diverse, and MJHS is committed to our staff’s ongoing training and education to provide tailored, culturally competent care. We have successfully established a We Honor Veterans Program to tailor our care for veterans and continue ongoing education to meet the needs of the LGBTQ+ community. Support to MJHS Hospice will help us fund this vital initiative to continue tailoring our care to meet our patients’ social, cultural, and language needs.
MJHS remains an innovator in providing culturally sensitive end-of-life care across the broad spectrum of Jewish observance. Patients may elect to have a rabbinic advisor participate in their medical decision-making. Many of our facilities offer kosher meals, observe Jewish holidays and hold regular Jewish services. Additionally, MJHS offers specialized end-of-life care for Holocaust survivors and their families, addressing the unique emotional and psychological needs of the first, second and third-generation survivor population. Funds raised have provided many educational programs to educate caregivers and raise awareness.
Art & Soul™ Creative Arts Therapy
Another vital program supported by generous donations is Art & Soul™ Creative Arts Therapy employs specially trained and licensed music and art therapists to meet patients’ and their families’ psychological and emotional needs. Using music, art, and other creative approaches, our team creates a safe space for patients, families, and children in the family unit to engage in a variety of activities:
- Create legacy projects
- Work through and express their emotions
- Receive grief and loss support
- Get counseling to develop healthy coping skills
- Lay the groundwork for bereavement
Grief and loss can impact our lives physically, emotionally, cognitively, and spiritually. Because of the support of our donors, our trained MJHS counselors provide bereavement support and education to families of all ages at no cost to them for thirteen months after the death of a loved one.
Caregiver Support Groups
Caring for a sick family member can be physically and emotionally draining. We offer support groups that provide the opportunity for family members and friends to meet alongside other caregivers and share information, strategies, and encouragement. We also raise money to provide family members who need additional Home Health Aide support for their loved ones through the STAR Fund.
MJHS Foundation is a 501 (c) (3) not-for-profit organization. (Tax Id: 11-1630753) All donations are tax-deductible to the extent allowed by law.