Over the course of the pandemic, the Center has acted both swiftly and efficiently to continue to provide the highest quality of care while maintaining the safest possible environment for our patients, their loved ones and our staff. We are proud to report that we have had zero COVID transmissions in both of our facilities.
For an abridged list of some of the steps we've taken to keep our population safe, click here.
For our updated visitor policy, please click here.
Outside of the chapel, patients and families can sit with a good book in one of the comfortable library chairs. Additionally, the space is used for volunteer activities, putting together puzzles or socializing on days our beautician is on!
Just off of the main hall lies a large and inviting living room. The room has a variety of uses, from movie nights, to games, to volunteer activities and guest performances. A large television plays movies and programs throughout the day, however, many patients choose to visit the room to sit and socialize with their fellow residents.
For our younger visitors, the Center has a play area nestled near the chapel and library. The room has a variety of toys, games and activities for children of all ages.
In a time of limited visitation, our backyard has become crucial for visiting a loved one. In addition to tents and seating spaces for families to see their loved ones, the back yard is a relaxing and safe space to enjoy our memorial fountain or comfortable patio.
The Center's Elizabeth residence has 25 single-occupancy suites spread over two floors (the second floor is accessible via stairs or an elevator). Suites are tastefully furnished, most with a private bath. Each suite has a flat screen tv with cable and free wi-fi. Additionally, each room is scheduled to get its own private heating and cooling system, allowing patients, families and our medical personnel to adjust the room's temperature to suit the individual patient's needs. Also, in the current time of uncertainty, the Center is installing connected iPads in each suite to assist with video-visitation and our new digital food-ordering system.
Both of the Center's residences have a non-denominational chapel for patients and families to utilize. Our chapels have been witness to weddings, christenings, religious services, and group meetings. The rooms offer an ideal setting for worship or to sit for quiet prayer and peaceful reflection.
Library & Sitting Area
A favorite among our guests, patients and families frequently enjoy our sun-rooms. Adorned with windows, patients can sit and look out at our peaceful and serene backyard and fountain or the variety of 'visitors' that come to partake in lone of our many bird-feeders! It's a lovely place for families to visit with their loved ones. In the 2nd floor sun room, guests can enjoy an always-fresh cup of coffee, soda or juice.
Whatever your taste, patients of the Center for Hope enjoy restaurant-quality food throughout their stay. From a robust 'all-day' menu (available throughout the day, 7 days a week) to a variety of daily specials, patients are presented with food options acceptable to even the most discerning of palates. Additionally, patients and families are encouraged to speak with our kitchen staff about options NOT on our daily menus. New this year, the Center will be introducing a digital ordering system. Patients, on their in-suite iPads, will be able to order their meals from the comfort of their own suites. Families will also be able to order items for their loved ones remotely, from an internet connected device. Patients can enjoy means here, in our comfortable dining room, or in their individual suites.
1st & 2nd Floor Sun Rooms
The Center for Hope's Elizabeth Residence is a state-of-the-art hospice facility in Elizabeth, New Jersey. The free-standing residence has 25 single occupancy suites, many with a private bath, offering medically fragile individuals a beautiful, home like setting teamed with a compassionate, professional and attentive staff.
There are multiple areas, both inside and out, for patients and families to enjoy. During a time of limited visitation, please use the following 360-degree videos to tour the facility remotely. To arrange a visit to our Elizabeth residence or to inquire about qualifications and cost, call 908-889-7780 and ask to speak to one of our residential advisors.
*** PLEASE NOTE: 360 videos are best viewed on a computer, through Google Chrome, Internet Explorer, or Firefox. On mobile devices, please click the link under each video and use the YouTube app to get the 360 degree capability. Download the YouTube app in the Google Play Store or through the App Store for Apple devices.
Just off of the dining room, the Center's Elizabeth residence has a peaceful and serene garden room that offers an additional space to take in a meal or snack, sit quietly with family and friends, or take part in some light gardening with our team of dedicated volunteers.
The Center for Hope Hospice & Palliative Care
Peggy's House & the Center's Administrative Offices: 1900 Raritan Road, Scotch Plains, NJ 07076
Center for Hope - Elizabeth: 111 DeHart Place, Elizabeth, NJ 07202
The Hope Chest: 26 Prospect Street, Westfield, NJ 07090
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