Live Fully and Comfortably
At this dedicated hospice facility, patients and their loved ones experience a comfortable, soothing environment where they can relax and enjoy time together. Featuring warm shades, rich textures and elegant wood finishes, each room is private, with accommodations for family members to spend the night, and amenities such as a flat-screen television, music player, small refrigerator, comfort height toilet and handicap bathroom and shower.
An onsite kitchen staff prepares meals of choice for patients. However, on the unit, there is a bright, full kitchen that allows patients and families to enjoy refreshments and to prepare special meals. The kitchen is stocked with drinks and snacks, and fresh-baked cookies are prepared on-site. A lovely chapel is located on the ground floor of the building.
Other features include a library that is well stocked with free books, magazines, including a children's section; two activity rooms; large, salt water aquarium; cozy nooks; comfortable seating; puzzles and games; a laundry; computers; and wireless internet access.
Patients and families may personalize their rooms with meaningful items, photos and music selections from home. Each patient is given an afghan, a special pillow case and a lovely, decorative heart, all of which are hand-made by our volunteers. These items are given to family members to hold dear as a lasting memento.
The Support and Care You Desire
Our team of specially trained professionals and volunteers focuses on our patients and families, and works hard to enhance the quality of their last days. Attending physicians, patients and family members join with the hospice staff to develop a plan of care to meet each patient's needs and wishes. They provide social, emotional and spiritual support, relieving symptoms and keeping patients as pain free as possible with loved ones surrounding them.
Team members include the medical director, nurses, social workers, volunteers, chaplains and personal care technicians.
A broad array of counseling and bereavement services are available to families, including special programs for children.
Convenient, Bucks County Location
Our location in Warminster, PA, has ample, free parking with convenient shopping and parks nearby. The unit is located in the Main Building, third floor, Abington Health Center – Warminster, an outpatient facility of Abington Hospital – Jefferson Health.
Visiting hours are 24 hours/seven days a week. Visitors of all ages are welcome, and children are encouraged to spend time with their loved ones. Pets (dogs and cats) may also visit.
Defining Hospice Care
Abington Hospital – Jefferson Health has been a leading area provider of comprehensive hospice services since 1987. Hospice is a philosophy of care that recognizes and understands the end of life journey and focuses on the person rather than the disease, emphasizing quality rather than length of life. We provide family-centered care involving the patient and loved ones in decision-making.
Inpatient Hospice at Warminster offers the following levels of care:
General inpatient level of care – Acute short-term care, which requires ongoing monitoring by a registered nurse for acute symptom management.
Routine hospice – Patients symptoms that require intermittent monitoring are managed by a nurse. This care may be provided in our facility when the personal care needs become difficult to manage at home.
Respite care – This option is provided to address caregiver fatigue. Ideal for caregivers of at-home hospice patients, the patient may stay in our facility for up to five days.
- Admission to the hospice unit at Warminster for acute inpatient care is based on criteria set by insurance guidelines for short-term management of acute symptoms.
- Patients in routine hospice care receive 24/7 personal care when needing more assistance than loved ones can provide. This level of care requires a room and board fee.
- After symptoms have stabilized, patients are encouraged to return home to continue hospice care - or may opt to remain at the facility for personal care with the room and board fee mentioned above.
- Patients with a life expectancy of days to weeks are also appropriate for hospice care at our facility.
General inpatient care is covered by Medicare and most insurance plans. Routine hospice care at the facility is covered in the same manner, but the cost of personal care is the responsibility of the patient and family. Respite care is covered by most insurance plans.