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Inpatient Facility

Family Hospice Inpatient Unit

Family Hospice offers an inpatient unit with 12 private rooms on the campus of UPMC Senior Communities' Canterbury Place in Lawrenceville. This unit embodies our organization's leadership in the delivery of expert, compassionate services and its commitment to regional education and training. The Family Hospice inpatient unit offers patients and families a home-like environment. A round-the-clock staff provides hospice care for patients experiencing complicated symptoms or for caregivers in need of respite. The unit provides two levels of care for the hospice patient and caregivers: General Inpatient and Respite.

General Inpatient Care:

Admission to our inpatient units may be needed to control a patient's pain or other symptoms. Our team's efforts are directed toward the resolution of the symptoms that prompted the admission. Generally, the stay is short-term.

Respite Care:

Respite care provides for patient stays for up to five days in this setting. Occasionally, family members may become exhausted and require temporary relief from their caregiving duties. The Medicare Hospice Benefit allows for this respite care break for families. While care is offered to the patient, the caregivers get time to rest so that they can resume their responsibilities. A highly skilled, specialized hospice team manages patients' needs and the many concerns surrounding a life-limiting illness, with an emphasis on personal dignity and quality of life. Each patient has a tastefully appointed private room.

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