Jacob Perlow Hospice recently established the first major U.S. hospice program for the deaf and hard-of-hearing community. The Jacob Perlow Hospice Deaf Services Project provides specialized care to patients with end-stage disease and can assist deaf patients with deaf family members, deaf patients with hearing families, and hearing patients with deaf family members. This culturally sensitive and linguistically appropriate hospice program provides communication access to doctors, nurse, social workers, special therapists and chaplains by way of qualified interpreters. Additional support stems from trained deaf volunteers as well as trained volunteers who can hear and sign.
Department of Pain Medicine & Palliative Care
Beth Israel Medical Center
First Avenue at Sixteenth Street
New York, NY 10003
(212) 420-4543 - (Voice) Judith K. Lauterstein, PhD., Coordinator
(212) 420-4129 - (TTY)
- Paulette Gabel, Outreach Coordinator