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Hospice Care Services at Crozer-Keystone

Hospice is care and support for terminally ill people and their loved ones. The Hospice philosophy encourages the continuation of a meaningful life in the presence of a life-limiting illness. Hospice neither prolongs life nor hastens death; hospice staff assist in minimizing pain, offering comfort and helping patients maintain their dignity.

Hospice Care

Crozer-Keystone’s Hospice staff offer physical, spiritual and emotional support for patients in both hospital and in-home settings. Learn more about our hospital and in-home hospice services by clicking on the links below.

Hospice Testimonials

Read the heartfelt notes from our patients and their families about the care they receive from Crozer-Keystone Hospice caregivers. Read testimonials here.

View our Video

View our video to learn more about the Crozer-Keystone Hospice Residence at Taylor Hospital from our physicians and former patients' family members. Video> Review and print our Crozer-Keystone Hospice Brochure explaining our services, history and philosophy to Hospice Care.

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The Crozer-Keystone Hospice Residence at Taylor Hospital (Inpatient)

About Us

With a team of highly trained professionals and volunteers, Crozer-Keystone’s Hospice services bring dignity and peace to patients who require a more intense level of care. The Crozer-Keystone Hospice Residence at Taylor Hospital is a beautiful 10-bed inpatient unit designed for comfort and ease. Private rooms are tastefully decorated like a home. Each is comfortably furnished and includes a private bathroom. The unit is also outfitted with public dining and activity areas for patients and their loved ones. Adults, children and pets are welcome any time. 

Inpatient Hospice Services

Services provided include:   

  • Visits by nurses, social workers, clergy and volunteers. 
  • Home health aides to assist with personal care.   
  • Family teaching on what to expect from illness.
  • Counseling to help cope with the feelings surrounding illness and death.
  • Medications, medical equipment and supplies.   
  • Pastoral care and consultation available to the patient and their family as desired for spiritual support.
  • Assistance of Hospice volunteers for respite and companionship.
  • Occupational, speech and physical therapies are available as needed along with nutritional consults if recommended.
  • Assistance with the use of community resources, and explanations of insurance coverage and availability of financial assistance.
  • Bereavement care and support to families and friends for 12-14 months following the death of their loved one.
  • Hospice care can be provided in your home, in an assisted living or personal care home, in a nursing home or in our inpatient Hospice Residence located at Taylor Hospital.

Accommodations for Family Members and Caregivers

Losing a loved one is one of the most difficult things that someone will face. Knowing this, the Crozer-Keystone Hospice Residence at Taylor Hospital was constructed with the family and/or caregiver’s needs in mind as well as the patient’s. Each room has extra space to accommodate a family member who would like to stay overnight, and the unit also offers guest showers and laundering facilities. Shopping in Ridley Park’s quaint stores are mere steps away, as is the hospital’s 100th Anniversary Garden—constructed in 2010 in honor of Taylor’s centennial.

Candidates for Hospice Care

A patient’s family member, friend, physician or other healthcare professional may request a hospice consult. Acceptance is based on qualifying criteria and a physician’s order. The Crozer-Keystone Hospice Care team will gladly work with anyone who is interested in hospice services to evaluate a patient’s needs and eligibility for Hospice care.

Guidelines and Policies

Payment

Intake specialists will make all of the necessary arrangements and perform a full evaluation of insurance coverage before a patient is admitted to the hospice unit. 

No person shall, on the grounds of race, creed, color, sex, sexual preference, national origin, disability or source of payment, be excluded from participation in, be denied benefit of, or otherwise be subjected to discrimination in the provision of any care or service at Taylor Hospital.

Contact Us

Crozer-Keystone Hospice Residence at Taylor Hospital
175 East Chester Pike Ridley Park, PA 19078

Phone: 610-284-0700 (general information)

Referrals: 610-638-1500 (general information)

Nurses Station: 610-595-6641

Location/Parking: 

The Crozer-Keystone Hospice Residence at Taylor Hospital is located on the first floor of Taylor Hospital, adjacent to the Cafeteria. Please enter through the hospital main lobby to gain access to the Residence. After hours, please use the same main lobby door and use the electronic system to gain access to the Residence.

Free parking is available in the lot on Morton Avenue.

Crozer-Keystone Hospice In-Home Services (Outpatient)

About Us

The Hospice Program provides physical, emotional, social and spiritual support to Hospice patients and their families/caregivers. Hospice neither prolongs life nor hastens death, but helps patients live out the remaining time of their lives in comfort, dignity and peace.

The in-home Hospice team, which consists of nurses, a social worker, clergy, home health aides, volunteers and therapists, coordinates care with the patient's physician to develop an individualized plan for care for symptom management and pain relief.

In-Home Hospice Services

Services provided include:   

  • Visits by nurses, social workers, clergy and volunteers. 
  • Home health aides to assist with personal care.   
  • Family teaching on what to expect from illness.
  • Counseling to help cope with the feelings surrounding illness and death.
  • Medications, medical equipment and supplies.   
  • Pastoral care and consultation available to the patient and their family as desired for spiritual support.
  • Assistance of Hospice volunteers for respite and companionship.
  • Occupational, speech and physical therapies are available as needed along with nutritional consults if recommended.
  • Assistance with the use of community resources, and explanations of insurance coverage and availability of financial assistance.
  • Bereavement care and support to families and friends for 12-14 months following the death of their loved one.
  • Hospice care can be provided in your home, in an assisted living or personal care home, in a nursing home or in our inpatient Hospice Residence located at Taylor Hospital.

Candidates for Hospice Care

A patient’s family member, friend, physician or other healthcare professional may request a hospice consult. Acceptance is based on qualifying criteria and a physician’s order. The Crozer-Keystone Hospice Care team will gladly work with anyone who is interested in hospice services to evaluate a patient’s needs and eligibility for Hospice care.

Guidelines and Policies

No person shall, on the grounds of race, creed, color, sex, sexual preference, national origin, disability or source of payment, be excluded from participation in, be denied benefit of, or otherwise be subjected to discrimination in the provision of any care or service at Crozer-Keystone Health System.

Contact Us

Crozer-Keystone Health System Hospice Services
5030 State Road - Drexeline Shopping Center
Suite 3001
Drexel Hill, PA 19026

Phone: 610-284-0700 (general information)

610-284-8100 (after hours, weekends and holidays)

Referrals: 610-638-1500 (general information) 

 

 

 

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