- Willingboro, NJ 080464390 Route 130 NorthSuite A
Burlington, Camden, Cumberland, Gloucester
Improving quality of life for patients and their families is the foundation of hospice care. Our first step is listening. When we understand your needs and values, you receive a more personal level of support.
- 24/7 access to care
- Home medical equipment, medication and personal care supplies
- Pain and other symptoms managed to your goals
- Care coordinated with your doctor
- Physical, dietary and other therapies
- Hospice aides for personal care and light homemaking
- Spiritual care and support
- Respite care (relief) for family caregivers
- Ongoing grief support
- Care provided wherever you call home, whether it be a hospital, nursing home, assisted living or your personal residence
Palliative care helps people with a serious illness feel better; physically, emotionally and spiritually. Patients can continue curative treatments, and some patients with chronic diseases may move in and out of care as the need arises.
- Managing pain and complex symptoms
- Help with fatigue and sleep problems
- Managing nausea, loss of appetite and other symptoms
- Medical support for shortness of breath
- Reducing anxiety and depression
- Spiritual care and medical social services
Care can begin as soon as someone is diagnosed with an illness. It does not
signal that a person is giving up hope for recovery or a cure.
Lori is the executive director for our New Jersey programs. She graduated nursing school in 1995. After spending more than 12 years in Trauma ICU, she felt it was time to make a career change to hospice. Lori has been with Compassus for more than eight years. Her integrity as a clinician aligns with the Compassus vision to provide end-of-life care with compassion, integrity and excellence.
Managing Clinical Director
Director of Clinical Services
Hospice Care Consultant
Michelle has worked in the hospice field for more than nine years. This is her second career. She received a scholarship to the School of Visual Arts and was a successful graphic designer for many years.
While volunteering with an elderly home-bound woman from her church, Michelle began to see other possibilities for her future. She has a Master of Social Work degree from the Hunter College School of Social Work, and was the caregiver services coordinator for the Community Agency for Senior Citizens prior to moving into hospice.
She is a champion of the Compassus Inspiring Life Program, which uses donations to fund special events or items to improve the quality of life for patients and families. With the assistance of our dedicated team, she has hosted family reunions, hired musicians, created gift baskets, and even painted ceiling tiles for bed-bound patients. Michelle received the New Jersey Hospice and Palliative Care Organization Social Worker of the Year Award in 2014.
Whether you serve behind the scenes at the office or one-on-with families, you'll be part of a volunteer team helping families navigate life's closing chapters.
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A 1987 graduate of Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine in Philadelphia, PA. In 1988 completed my Osteopathic Internship at University Hospital in Kansas City, MO. In 1990 successfully completed my residency program at Delaware Valley Medical Center in Langhorne, PA.
1990 joined Sunset Road Medical Associates, PA, one of the largest independent family practices in Burlington county, New Jersey. In 2015 became the sole owner of the practice.
Became a team physician for a large local hospice and in 2010 became the Medical Director/Team Physician for LifeChoice Hospice in Willingboro, NJ.
Owner of Serendipity Healthcare, attending to long-term sub-active patients at five assisted living facilities in the community. Medical Director of Mt. laurel Center for Rehabilitation and healthcare.
Lourdes Health System’s Patient Quality Realization Committee Board Member since 2014
Active member of American Osteopathic Association and the New Jersey Association of Osteopathic Physicians. Have privileges at Lourdes Health System of Burlington County and Memorial Hospital, Mt. Holly, NJ.