Hopkins Investment Management has researched the Princeton area for the best Hospice and Bereavement Support services for our clients. Our recommendations are based on open source research, reviews, ratings, calls, and visits to some locations.
2100 Wescott Drive, Flemington, NJ 08822
Hunterdon Hospice is a nonprofit hospice organization that has been serving Hunterdon County and the surrounding communities of Mercer, Warren, and Somerset counties for the past 35 years, longer than any other local hospice. Licensed by the state of NJ and accredited by the Joint Commission – an independent group that presently accredits 20,500 healthcare facilities in the US by performing onsite evaluations –Hunterdon typically provides care for around 50 patients at a time. Most of these patients are provided for in their homes, however, if symptoms become too difficult to manage, the Hunterdon hospice team will arrange for inpatient care to be provided at a nearby, contracted nursing home or hospital. Hunterdon Hospice pride themselves on their dedicated employees, from their experienced physicians and nurses providing the latest, advanced methods of palliative care, to their generous volunteers donating their time toward providing companionship to patients and assistance to caregivers. They also provide dedicated service to those in assisted living communities and nursing homes – wherever you or your loved one calls home. Hunterdon Hospice provides care to all qualified patients regardless of their ability to pay. However, if you qualify, most insurance plans, including Medicare and Medicaid, offer a hospice benefit that provides coverage for home care services, medication, medical equipment and supplies. If considering hospice for yourself or a loved one, we recommend looking into Hunterdon Hospice as a quality, local option based on their long-standing track record and positive reviews. For more information on the services they provide, please call or visit:
Hunterdon Bereavement Support
From their site: “Each family has unique bereavement needs during and after the death of a loved one. The hospice team that cared for a patient continues to follow the family through a bereavement period of up to 13 months. Hunterdon Hospice offers a variety of programs, services and resources to meet the needs of families of hospice patients and individuals in the community who are dealing with the loss of a loved one.”
Growing Through Loss - Hunterdon Hospice offers Growing Through Loss, a free, open and ongoing group that provides information, emotional support and an opportunity to discuss feelings and share common problems. Information shared in the group is confidential. The group is open to the community and meets the second and fourth Thursday of each month from 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM, offering special support for spouses, adult children, friends and siblings who have sustained a loss through the death of a loved one.
Children/Youth Bereavement Support - A Youth Art Therapy Support Group that is available to help children ages 5 to 18 in dealing with grief due to the death of a loved one. This program uses art as a medium to express grief. Parents participate in their own sessions to understand grief and the grieving process for themselves and their children. This 12-week program is offered periodically.
Grief Intervention & Referral Services - They offer a listing of private therapists and other community based services as maybe useful to a family or individual needing specialized support around grief issues.
For more information on the bereavement support services offered by Hunterdon Hospice and how they may help you cope with loss, please visit their site posted above or give them a call: (908) 788-6600
Laurie Powsner, MSW, LCSW – Licensed Social Worker/Therapist
4475 Route 27 Princeton, NJ 08540
Laurie Powsner is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker who has engaged in individual, couple, and family therapy for over 20 years. She specializes in many areas including grief and loss as well as depression. Furthermore, she has worked with terminally ill people and their families with hospice for 17 years. She bases her practice on the belief that a positive relationship with a therapist is the key to feeling both safe and productive in psychotherapy. According to PsychologyToday, her average cost per session ranges from $120-150, and she does not use a sliding scale. She is an out of network therapist, and therefore does not accept insurance as a form of payment. However, she will accept cash, check, and PayPal transactions. If you feel that you or a loved one would benefit from grief support from a licensed professional, we recommend Laurie Powsner due to her qualifications and her experience with families associated with hospice, and encourage you to give her a call or visit her website:
Further Resources: For an extensive list of additional bereavement support resources located in New Jersey, please visit: New Jersey Bereavement Support.
If you have any comments regarding the recommendations listed on this page, or are familiar with another great hospice or bereavement support option not listed, please give us a call or email us.