Metropolitan Jewish Hospice - Brooklyn
Reviews of Metropolitan Jewish Hospice - Brooklyn
October 12, 2017
I am a past client of this provider
July 11, 2015
I am a past client of this provider
October 10, 2014
October 10, 2013
I am a current client of this provider
My mother has been on the MJHS Home Hospice program since July of 2013. Since then, our family has experienced a barrage of negligence and unprofessionalism from their staff. Here are just a few of the incidents that have lead me to write this review in the hopes others would know what to expect ahead of time.
In mid July, my mother was overdosed on pain medication by the nursing staff to the point of near death (eyes rolling on back of head, severe dizziness and head ache, shallow breathing and gasping, single breaths would take anywhere between 10 to 15 seconds, etc). Worst of all, while I was comforting my mother and trying to figure out why this was happening, I was told by the staff that what my mother was experiencing was a normal part of the dying process!!!! Keep in mind that she was fine prior to the drastic increase in medication which lead to the overdose, and also keep in mind that she is doing well today three months after the incident. Had it not been for me suspecting that the medication administered was at fault, and taking the action of shutting off the pump in which she soon slowly began to recover, it's possible my mother would not be here today! Once the medication was assessed and administered properly she slowly returned to her normal state after 24 hours.
A week later, on 2 separate occasions she was left without medication for more than 8 hours while she tossed and turned on the bed with severe pain!
The pick-line used to administer her meds was always dirty and untouched for weeks at a time and was not cleaned until we brought it to the staffs attention. This may be the reason why she had a fever twice.
They use faulty equipment. The pump had to be replaced three times and her oxygen tank twice.
Two of the LPN's covering the night shift had to be replaced due to their constant tardiness, not to mention they only came here to sleep the night. My mother often complained that she felt she was a bother to them when she needed their assistance.
The list goes on but it's too much to type here. If you are looking for a Hospice Program, I suggest you take this review into consideration before making a decision. Good luck and god forbid if your family member ever has to endure what we've been through with this company.
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About Metropolitan Jewish Hospice - Brooklyn
MJHS Hospice is the largest Hospice and Palliative Care program in New York State and the largest Jewish Hospice in the region.
Our groundbreaking hospice and palliative care program offers a significant difference in end-of-life care for all New Yorkers. As part of this commitment, we have created specialty programs to serve pediatric and clinically complex patients, as well as Jewish and Asian patients who benefit from our truly unique, culturally specific, end-of-life care. .
We have a deep and abiding belief that the end-of-life is still life, and no time to stop living. While it is certainly a time of great physical and emotional challenge, it can also be a profoundly meaningful and rewarding experience.Multidisciplinary teams offer state-of-the-art, individualized, end-of-life and palliative care services to patients and family members who reside at home or in an assisted living community, skilled nursing facilities and hospitals. Last year, two independent surveys conducted by the Department of Health and Joint Commission awarded MJHS Hospice the highest possible rating, with no recommendations for improvement_a rare distinction.