Holy Name Hospice/Villa Marie Claire
- New Jersey
Loved ones with advanced illness can often be anxious about what the future holds. Their family members are desperate to make the final days, weeks or months comfortable, hoping to maintain elements of daily activities that help celebrate life and honor their parent, spouse, sibling or child.
At Villa Marie Claire, staff members help residents and those who love them achieve a quality of life free from burdensome physical symptoms. They offer the opportunity for reflection and shared time away from a hospital while providing compassionate round-the-clock care in a home-like setting.
Nestled on 26 acres in Saddle River, NJ, Villa is a residential hospice like no other in the New York/New Jersey metropolitan area. Every room offers a sweeping view of the bucolic grounds, which include a bountiful lawn, walking gardens and an in-ground swimming pool that is open seasonally to residents' families. High ceilings, wood floors and fireplaces create an elegant, homelike ambiance throughout the sprawling estate. Integrative therapies such as art, pet and music therapy, massage, aromatherapy and Reiki allow residents to experience pleasure and comfort. Overnight accommodations for loved ones alleviate concerns about being far away from the resident and pets are welcome for day visits.
The goal at Villa is to create an environment for residents to spend this chapter of life's journey with dignity and comfort. Many people have the misconception that hospice hastens death. In reality, hospice patients often live longer because of increased physical comfort and well-being added to the relief that a burden has been lifted from family members and loved ones.
Villa Marie Claire/Holy Name Hospice Volunteers (Volunteer Opportunity)