Hospice & Respite Care
Dealing with the illness of a loved one is never easy. That is why Chester River Manor provides comprehensive hospice and respite services to families in need of assistance. Family members can be confident that their loved one will receive the best care possible while in our facility, and feel secure in knowing that they will take pleasure in their stay.
Chester River Manor coordinates with Chester River Home Care & Hospice to provide optimal comfort for resident''s with terminal illnesses. Under the direction of the resident''s personal physician, the team strives to help residents and families cope with emotional and physical pain. Volunteers visit to offer emotional support, and along with Chester River Manor''s nursing assistants, provide one-on-one comprehensive care.
The Kent Hospice Suite at Chester River Manor
Being at home, in familiar surroundings and with family and friends, is the wish of every hospice patient. But for those who have no caregiver or whose caregiver is no longer able to care for them, a hospice room can be a home away from home.
What Makes a Hospice Room a Home?
A hospice room is quite simply a home away from home, a place where hospice patients can reside with dignity while benefiting from a full team of nurses, aides and hospice volunteers who become like a second family.
Hospice rooms are furnished with home-like furniture, not hospital beds or monitors. Photographs of loved ones cover the walls, and personal mementos fill the room.
Staff & Support
The Kent Hospice Suite at Chester River Manor is staffed by registered nurses and physicians, available 24-hours-a-day, 7-days-a-week. Volunteers are available to provide needed companionship.
Kent Hospice Suite residents are provided with the same hospice services they receive at home, including laundry, food and recreation services. All services for the suite are covered by insurance plans as well as private donations, making it easier for patients and their families to enjoy their last days and weeks together.
Caregivers sometimes need to be relieved of caring for a loved one at home for a short period of time. Chester River Manor''s respite program is a solution where your loved one will be supervised by a caring and professional staff.
Respite guests receive 24-hour nursing care, meals, medication monitoring, laundry services, and may participate in daily activities. Respite care rooms are equipped with telephone and television. Although a two-week advanced notice is preferred, Chester River Manor will attempt to accommodate unexpected needs for respite care.