Hospice care is defined not only by the services and care provided, but also by the setting in which these services are delivered. Hospice care may be provided in the patient's home or in a special facility. Care begins when the patient is admitted to the program, which generally means that a hospice team member visits the home or hospital to learn about their situation and needs.
The Hospice House of Monroe County is an acute in-patient facility that the terminally ill resident can call home. Our fully staffed free standing facility is family and pet-friendly. Offering a full kitchen and accommodations for a family member who wishes to spend the night. The facility has been designed keeping in mind the comforts of a home-like setting and the medical needs of the residents. Visiting hours are unlimited, with no age restrictions.
Located in the heart of the scenic Pocono Mountains of Pennsylvania, within a minute of Interstate 80's exit 309, Hospice House offers a private room for each patient. Family members may and are encouraged to: relax with their loved one on a private patio directly outside the room, take advantage of the in-room overnight accommodations, share meals in the room or the family sized dining room with use of a fully equipped kitchen, share your journey and stay connected by accessing high speed internet, or include children in the serene experience with our play area.
The ambiance we promote insures that you and your loved one(s) will remain comfortable while at the same time enjoy an optimal quality of life in a tranquil and beautiful environment. A calming waterfall and an array of skylight windows further help in realizing relaxation and serenity. Patients and families experience not only the latest in palliative medicine, but also experience the art of hospice care.
Attention is given to the many diverse needs of family members and loved ones alike. Surrounded by a caring team of highly trained professionals who specialize in comfort measures, emotional and spiritual well being, and end of life symptom management our hospice team includes: a physician medical director, registered nurses, social workers, chaplains, and volunteers – offered to the patient and family 24 hours a day, 7 days per week.
Before making a decision about the type of program that is best for the patient and their family, it is important to know all your options and what each requires.