The MJHS Hospice Inpatient Residence is located on the 10-acre oceanfront grounds of Menorah Center in Manhattan Beach, Brooklyn.
While most families want their terminally ill child cared for at home, sometimes it is impossible. Until the hospice inpatient residence was built, the only other option families had was for their child to receive care in a stark hospital setting. The inpatient residence changes that: it has 16 private home-like suites. Each suite has a separate bedroom, living room and kitchenette. Common space includes a family lounge, library, family dining room, playroom, onsite playground and more.
MJHS was one of the original New York hospice demonstration projects more than 35 years ago. Today, it is one of the largest not-for-profit hospice programs in the region. It is also one of the few hospices in the area to provide care to children who are still seeking curative treatment (known as concurrent care.)
At the inpatient residence, the focus is on creating a home-like experience and delivering quality care under the supervision of board-certified hospice clinicians, spiritual care coordinators, creative arts therapists, bereavement counselors and volunteers.