IN-HOME HOSPICE AND PALLIATIVE CARE
Atlanta Jewish Hospice Care Open to All
Weinstein Hospice is a nonprofit organization that provides comfort and the highest quality hospice care at home to people confronting life-limiting and end-of-life illnesses – and their families.
Whether our team visits in-person or using telehealth equipment we offer to our clients, Weinstein Hospice provides spiritual, emotional, and medical support that reflects the traditional Jewish concern for the personal dignity and uniqueness of each human life. Consistent with the Jewish belief that hospitality is a value, we welcome any patient and their family, people of the Jewish faith, any other faith, or no faith at all.
Contact us today to schedule a personal appointment with our caring team of professionals.
“We were in the infusion room when my husband’s doctor told us his treatments were no longer effective. I heard the word hospice and remembered hearing that word from a dear friend a few months earlier. Weinstein Hospice helped me, as well as my children, by doing everything my husband would have planned and wanted for the end of his life. The care we received as a family was remarkable. I want people to know that the care from Weinstein Hospice is offered to all religious communities. I can never thank them enough.”
– Alice Mercado, Widow of Former Patient
Danny Sklar Palliative Care Program
- Patients are accepted on a case by case basis and do not require a prognosis of 6 months or less to live.
- Acceptable diagnoses are cancer, heart disease and pulmonary disease for which aggressive treatment may still be pursued.
- Patients may be self or family-referred, however an order from their physician for admission onto service is required.
- Nurse Practitioner (NP) will provide consultation for optimal symptom management.
- Nurse Practitioner services are billed directly to Medicare, Medicaid and most private insurance plans and there is no cost to the patient.
- Psychosocial support is available for all patients as part of palliative the program.
- Visits on an as needed basis.
- Hours of service are Monday-Friday, 9:00am-5:00pm. The palliative care team is not an after-hours emergency resource.
- Hospice patients are no longer pursuing curative treatment, focusing on comfort care.
- Federal guidelines dictate a 6 month prognosis or less.
- Hospice services are covered by Medicare, Medicaid and most private insurance plans
- All diagnosis are accepted to receive hospice care.
- Attending physician is an integral part of the interdisciplinary team and must sign Standing Orders to admit the patient to Hospice.
- Physical care is managed by Weinstein Hospice nurses and Medical Director in collaboration with the patient’s attending physician.
- Hospice nurses generally visit twice weekly, social workers visit twice monthly, and CNA support is available 2-3 times weekly – AND as needed.
- Hospice support is available to patients and their families 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.