We surround patients with the time, resources, and care they need toward the end of their lives.
Abramson Hospice, funded in part by the Bette and Arnold Hoffman Family Foundation, provides compassionate end-of-life care, guidance, and support to our patients and their loved ones. With a strong focus on individualized care, our goal is to enhance the quality of life while providing comfort and maintaining dignity.
Our Philadelphia-area hospice program is headquartered in Montgomery County at 5 Sentry Parkway East, Suite 100, Blue Bell, PA 19422. For more information on care, please call 215.371.1393.
Hospice care options that prioritize comfort and dignity.
Our hospice care services, based on our traditional Jewish values, are distinctly individualized and patient-centered. We are trusted partners in caring for seniors. As part of the full spectrum of care, our hospice team draws upon a wealth of resources within Abramson Senior Care to support patients and families. At Abramson Hospice, we provide a well-rounded team of nurses, aides, social workers, multi-faith chaplains, and volunteers to make sure our patients and their families are supported in every way possible. We are dedicated to reducing the stress of dealing with a life-limiting illness so that patients can focus on spending their time doing what matters most to them.
Read about one family's journey with Abramson Hospice here.
Lower caseloads mean we have more time to provide holistic support.
We assign our direct hospice care staff lower caseloads than most of our competitors do. This means our staff can spend the time that patients and families need. It also means greater care coordination, because our staff has time to collaborate effectively and to communicate about patient and family needs in a holistic manner.
Our hospice care program values caregiver support as well as patient support.
We partner with patients and loved ones throughout this journey. Everyone on the Abramson Hospice team strives to make sure family caregivers get the support and attention they need to get through an extremely difficult time. Choosing to pursue hospice care services is often a difficult, emotional decision. That’s why we provide free community education for caregivers, family members, and senior facility staff to help support the transition to hospice care, to provide ongoing information, and to promote best practices.
This approach exemplifies care excellence without time or transportation limitations. Our Philadelphia hospice care services staff provides care seven days a week—including on weekends and holidays. We also have the flexibility to serve our patients in their homes, inside senior living communities, and in nursing centers throughout the greater Philadelphia region.
- Skilled nursing for pain management and symptom control
- Specialized pharmacy services and medication
- 24-hour, on-call support by a hospice registered nurse
- Personal care by trained hospice aides and volunteers for companionship
- Spiritual support by chaplains
- Counseling and emotional support for patients and their loved ones
- Physical, occupational, and speech therapy on an as-needed basis
Patients may benefit from hospice care when physicians determine that their life expectancy is six months or less, according to the typical course of illness. Hospice care can continue beyond six months if needed, as long as a physician certifies that the patient’s condition remains terminal. To help you determine if it’s time to learn more about hospice, please review this checklist of signs that a patient may need hospice care.
Please review our calendar of hospice events to find an upcoming time that works for you.
- Free caregiver support groups throughout the community
- Respite services that provide coverage for up to five nights with any of our contracted senior care facilities
- Bereavement services, including support groups and counseling that extends 13 months after the loved one's passing