Just as a birth doula brings greater comfort and meaning to the process of labor, Hackensack University Medical Center end-of-life doulas will do the same for patients and their loved ones experiencing serious illness, especially during their active dying process.
The Hospital Elder Life Program is an innovative program designed to improve the hospital experience of older patients. Volunteers visit with patients to maintain their cognitive and functional status. Volunteers offer therapeutic activities, exercise, and assistance with meals.
The Emergency Trauma Department (ETD) at Hackensack University Medical Center has designed a unique program to help our families and others close to our patients. While their loved ones are being cared for, families and supportive others often remain at the bedside for long periods of time so that the patients are not alone.