We have partnered with Good Shepherd Hospice and a portion of the proceeds will be donated to them.
Good Shepherd Hospice is a non-profit organization that was created in 2001 with the merger of Good Samaritan, St. Charles and Mercy Hospices and represents a combined thirty years of experience serving the community. Our mission is to expand and enhance healthcare at the end-of-life for all individuals and their families living throughout Long Island, and to educate the community about hospice services. Good Shepherd Hospice helps patients and their families live each day fully, focusing on quality of life, control of symptoms and the things that matter to them the most.
Good Shepherd Hospice employs more than 200 staff members and has a volunteer core of over 100 dedicated people. Good Shepherd Hospice is a member of Catholic Health Services of Long Island and an integral part the healthcare ministry of the Diocese of Rockville Centre.
MISSION STATEMENT OF CATHOLIC HEALTH SERVICES OF LONG ISLAND
Catholic Health Services of Long Island, as a ministry of the Catholic Church, continues Christ’s healing mission, promotes excellence in care, and commits itself to those in need.
CHSLI affirms the sanctity of life, advocates for the poor and underserved, and serves the common good. It conducts its healthcare practice, business, education and innovation with justice, integrity and respect for the dignity of each person.
Hospice Services - Frequently Asked Questions
WHAT CAN HOSPICE DO FOR ME?
Hospice provides medical, emotional and spiritual care for people whose life expectancy is less than 6 months, as well support for their families. Hospice care focuses on quality of life and symptom management rather than treatments aimed at curing advanced illness. Through the care and support of our expert staff, Good Shepherd Hospice helps people meet their goals while living with advanced illness.
IF I JOIN HOSPICE, WON’T I BE GIVING UP HOPE?
Hospice is not about dying or losing hope; it’s about living each day fully, with the highest quality of life possible. Through control of physical symptoms and the emotional and spiritual support of the hospice team, patients and families are able to focus on the goals and values that are important to them.
HOW MUCH WILL HOSPICE CHARGE ME?
Hospice services are covered by Medicare, Medicaid, and most insurances. For those without insurance, Good Shepherd Hospice may be able to provide care at reduced rates, based on financial need.
WHERE CAN I RECEIVE HOSPICE SERVICES?
Hospice is a program of care, available wherever the patient lives; it is not a specific place. Most patients receive hospice services in their home, but patients who live in nursing facilities and assisted living facilities may also receive hospice services. Additionally, patients with complex medical needs that require hospitalization can receive services in the hospital or the Good Shepherd Hospice Inpatient Center.
DO I HAVE TO HAVE CANCER TO RECEIVE HOSPICE SERVICES?
NO. Eligibility for hospice care is based on life expectancy as determined by your doctor and the hospice medical staff, not by a specific diagnosis.
DO I NEED A “DO NOT RESUSCITATE” (DNR) ORDER TO BE ON HOSPICE?
NO. While most people choose not to have resuscitation at the end of life, this choice is not required to receive hospice services. Good Shepherd recommends a discussion with your physician, loved ones, and the hospice team about the benefits and burdens of cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) based on your individual circumstances.
WHAT MEDICATIONS AND EQUIPMENT WILL BE PROVIDED WITH HOSPICE SERVICES?
Services provided by hospice staff, medications, and equipment related to the terminal illness are covered by the Medicare Hospice Benefit and most insurances
We have partnered with Good Shepherd Hospice and a portion of the proceeds will be donated to them