Helen's Story


Helen lived at Collingswood due to her Parkinson’s disease. Read about how Collingswood helped their family through Helen's illness and end of life.

A progressive illness or the process of aging should not mean the end of quality days-- in either the enjoyment of lifelong interests or time with loved ones.

Our Palliative Care program was designed to assure that both the resident and family enjoy as many special moments as possible. Unlike hospice, it does not require a diagnosis of a terminal illness.

We are recognized by the American Medical Directors Association.

Our Palliative caregivers are specially trained and board-certified.

Whether extending a hand to hold, monitoring physical comfort in respect to pain, coordinating a musical or other type of Life Enrichment in the resident's own room or simply sharing time with family or friends, our Palliative Care enables days to be valuable. Specialty diets, therapeutic massage, aromatherapy, as well as counseling and education can also be incorporated in an individual care plan.

Very often persons with Alzheimer's or other dementia cannot describe their personal preferences as they approach the end of life. Our Hospice Care program can be very valuable as part of that end-of-life care. Working with family, we identify elements of someone's live that can still contribute to comfort and peace of mind. This may include favored foods, music, or familiar scents or sounds.

Please reach out to us if you are a family member or friend of someone needing care.

Phone: 301.762.8900
Email: admissions@collingswoodnursing.com