Hospice care is...

NOT about GIVING UP!

a HealthCare option for you and those you love.

about quality of life...

about help and support in a time of need.

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Angelic Palliative & Hospice Care

"It is uncomfortable for people to talk about death and dying issues, but it is something we all face. Having a plan for care in the event of a life-altering diagnosis reduces the stress of learning about options when the patient or family is least prepared to cope."

Call us to discuss how best to start the conversation about hospice care with your loved one.

Dan Mikus, MSW, MBA
Administrator,
Angelic Palliative & Hospice Care

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Angelic Palliative & Hospice Care

Angelic Palliative & Hospice Care is about how you live

It's about how you live

Having a life-altering illness comes with many challenges. While your diagnosis is not your choice, how you live is. Hospice is not about giving up. It's about receiving care and managing symptoms when a cure is no longer possible. Hospice patients report an improved quality of life, making it easier to enjoy time spent with family and friends. Our service seeks to lessen the physical and emotional impact of your illness so that you can focus on what matters most to you.
Angelic Palliative & Hospice Care is about you

It's about you

Patients and their families remain in control and direct their care with the aid of the hospice team, which includes: your physician, our medical director, nurses, social workers, certified home health aides, spiritual care, therapists, and supportive volunteers. The team will address your symptoms with a special emphasis on pain management and quality of life.
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Hospice is more than you think

Myth: Hospice is only for the last days of life. You must be actively dying.

Fact: Patients can qualify for service six months prior to anticipated last days. Hospice is most beneficial when there is sufficient time to manage symptoms, establish relationships, and provide education to both patient and family about what to expect.

Myth: Hospice is a place.

Fact: Hospice is a service that is provided wherever you call home: your residence, skilled nursing facility, assisted living, or other location.

Myth: You must sign a Do Not Resuscitate (DNR) order to receive palliative or hospice care.

Fact: A DNR order is not a requirement to receive our services.

Myth: Hospice care is costly

Fact: Hospice care is provided without cost to you through Medicare, Medicaid, and most insurance benefits.

Myth: Hospice care is costly.

Fact: Hospice care is provided without cost to you through Medicare, Medicaid, and most insurance benefits. Medication, supplies and equipment that pertain to the patient's diagnosis are also covered.

Myth: You must have cancer to qualify for hospice care.

Fact: Hospice care is for anyone with a life-limiting diagnosis that indicates a life expectancy of six months or less. Common diagnosis include Alzheimer's Disease, renal, cardiac, and lung disorders and cancer.

Myth: Hospice means you've given up.

Fact: There is no need to give up hope when you are receiving hospice care. Hospice is a healthcare choice for those who have a life-limiting illness or injury that is unlikely to be cured. However, it does not mean that you are ready to die. The care we provide is palliative not curative, and our clinical, emotional, spiritual and psychosocial support services help both patient and family to enjoy whatever time they have. Studies have shown that patients who receive hospice care live on average one month longer than those who do not.

Myth: Hospice is for the last days of life.

Fact: Patients can qualify for service six months prior to anticipated last days. Hospice is most beneficial when there is sufficient time to manage symptoms, establish relationships, and provide education to both patient and family about what to expect. Do not delay getting hospice services. Families tell us that their biggest regret was not starting hospice care sooner for their loved one.

Myth: You can only get care at a facility such as a Hospice Center.

Fact: Hospice is a healthcare option provided wherever the patient calls home. Care is provided in a private residence, independent living, assisted living or skilled nursing facility.

Myth: You must sign a Do Not Resuscitate (DNR) order to receive palliative or hospice care.

Fact: A DNR order is not a requirement to receive our services.

Myth: Only a physician can request hospice.

Fact: Patients and caregivers can call us at any time to discuss hospice qualifications and learn more about our services and the Angelic Palliative & Hospice Care difference. However, a physician's order is needed to receive hospice care. We encourage those who may feel hospice is an option to ask their healthcare provider. We work in conjunction with your physician and establish a customized care plan to meet the patient's individual needs.

Myth: If you are on hospice care you cannot go to the hospital.

Fact: Patients receiving hospice care are not prevented from going to the hospital, It is their choice. Hospice providers endeavor to manage pain and symptoms of patients outside a hospital setting, keeping patients in a familiar environment and with their loved ones. However, short-term general inpatient care for hospice patients is covered by under Medicare when the patient’s symptoms can only be managed in a hospital setting.

Myth: Hospice means you cannot receive any treatments for your disease.

Fact: If a patient has a life expectancy of six months or less given the illness's normal course, radiation, chemotherapy, blood transfusions, dialysis or other therapies may be covered by the hospice benefit if they are therapeutic and providing comfort.

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Angelic Palliative & Hospice Care Partners & Affiliation

Angelic Palliative & Hospice Care is proudly accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Health Care (ACHC), which reflects our dedication and commitment to meeting standards that demonstrate a higher level of performance and patient care. We are also a member of the National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization (NHPCO), the Center to Advance Palliative Care (CAPC), and are privileged to be a hospice partner in the We Honor Veterans initiative.


We provide clinical, social, spiritual, emotional and physical care to those experiencing a life-altering or terminal diagnosis. Patients are cared for wherever they call home - private residence, nursing care facility, assisted living, or other facility.

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802 Tilton Rd., Suite 100,
Northfield, NJ 08225
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