Care Alternatives, formerly known as Garden State Hospice, was established in New
Jersey in 1995. During the past 15 years, Care Alternatives is the largest Hospice provider in New Jersey offering coverage throughout the entire state. Care Alternatives has also expanded into other states throughout the country including Massachusetts, Pennsylvania, California, Kansas, Missouri and Virginia.
Hospice is a philosophy of providing comfort and compassion to all those affected by a terminal illness. Whether it is for a month or six months, our team of professionals will provide you and your loved one with medical care as well as emotional and spiritual support. Hospice can be provided wherever your loved one resides. Providing the most comprehensive care – 24 hours a day, 7 days a week – requires the dedication of a comprehensive team. Our team of professionals includes: Nurse Case Managers ● Social Workers ● Spiritual Counselors ● Bereavement Counselors ● Nutritional Counselors ● Hospice Aides ● Trained Volunteers ● Medical Directors ● On-Call availability 24 hours a day.
Together, we will assist you in creating a meaningful chapter in your own book of life. At Care Alternatives, we believe that Hospice is for the life we live, and that life should be lived – from beginning to its end – fully and with great dignity. Our holistic approach to Hospice incorporates three distinct perspectives: Mind, Body and Spirit we integrate Aromatherapy, Massage Therapy, Reiki, Music, Pet Therapy and other alternative modalities to enhance the Hospice experience.
There are many circumstances which suggest a person’s need for Hospice care including: Alzheimer’s Disease ● Cancer ● Cardiac Disease ● Pulmonary Disease ● Parkinson’s Disease ● Renal Disease ● Liver Disease● CVA ● ALS HIV/Aids. Hospice is a Medicare and Medicaid benefit. In addition, most private insurance companies and HMOs offer a Hospice benefit, usually with no cost to the patient. Hospice coverage includes equipment, supplies and medications related to the Hospice Diagnosis.
The impact a Hospice situation has on your family is often very powerful. At Care Alternatives, our professionals are sensitive to not only the needs of your loved one, but to the needs of your family members as well. We understand that each family member deals with a loved one’s terminal illness differently. The comfort we provide to your family members must be individualized as well. We help them understand the progression of the patient’s illness, and help you cope with your emotions.
Our Bereavement Team will provide support for your family for up to 13 months beyond the course of your loved one’s illness. We offer support groups and memorial services to let you know that you are not alone. Hospice is never an easy decision to make. At Care Alternatives, we understand the challenging situation you and your loved ones are facing and are committed to helping you embrace and manage each moment you encounter.
If you are interested in learning more about our programs and services, please feel free to call us anytime at 1-866-821-1212 or visit us on the web at www.carealt.com. Our team of professionals will be happy to arrange an appointment to meet with you to discuss the advantages of using Care Alternatives Hospice.