Hospice Care - Crozer-Keystone Health System - PA

Hospice Care Services

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.

Crozer-Keystone’s Hospice staff offer physical, spiritual and emotional support for patients in both hospital and in-home settings. 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.

Bereavement Support Group

Are you grieving the recent loss of your loved one? Learn how to cope through education and support. Crozer-Keystone offers free six-week sessions to all adults who have recently lost a loved one. Groups are facilitated by qualified and caring professionals.

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

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.