HIV/AIDS Nursing in Philly

  1. Can anyone tell me if there is a specific Hospice for HIV/AIDS patients in Philadelphia...or if there are special wards in hospitals for this population. I will be moving to Philadelphia next summer and have been working in this field for some time. Absolutely love the work and can't believe I get paid for it. Thanks for any info...Kathy...or Guppy
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  3. by   caroladybelle
    Please seek the assistance of NRSKarenRN-moderator. To my knowledge, she works with home health care in Philly and probably respite care and should have some knowledge of HIV services.

    I think Thomas Jefferson University Hospital, perhaps Temple and probably St.Agnes/Methodist (see thread on St.Agnes' transition) would have much of that population, as well as TJUH gets a great deal of critical blood bourne disease (advanced HepB/HepC/HepD) that may be on palliative care.

    Carolina in Manhattan
  4. by   NRSKarenRN
    Calcutta House
    Calcutta House exists to serve the most fragile persons with AIDS and to support the self-empowerment of each person to live as fully as their situation permits. We provide supportive housing with services responsive to the individual: those who are dying, those who are able to rebuild their lives and move on to independence, and those who will continue to require the assistance of supportive housing. We work with each person to progress towards his/her potential and to achieve attainable and realistic goals.

    HIV groups:

    Philadelphia County Hospice Programs:

    Good programs I'm familiar with:

    Einstein Hospice
    (215) 951-8260
    Offers home hospice care that is Medicare certified and JCAHO-certified. In conjunction with the Jefferson Home Care Network, Einstein Hospice also offers Palliative Home Care.
    Einstein Med Center has HIV program.

    DARBY, PA 19023
    (610) 237-5010

    Keystone Hospice
    8765 Stenton Ave.
    Glenside, PA 19038
    (215) 836-2440

    Good luck in your search!
  5. by   caroladybelle
    Thanks Karen, I knew that you would come through.
  6. by   naggytabby
    I am moving to Philly to attend a second degree BSN/MSN program. For the past 7 years I have been a provider at an HIV Clinic in North Carolina- is there a Ryan White Title 3 Early Intervention Clinic in the area? I would like to contact them.

  7. by   NRSKarenRN
    Calcutta House has a hospice, counseling clinic, and has created new housing for clients with HIV/AIDS. I'm sure thay have Ryan White funds.
  8. by   Guppy
    Thanks for the great response to my request for info on HIV/AIDS Hospices in Philly...I have already emailed a few. Guppy