Welcome to the
Karen Ann Quinlan Memorial Foundation


Karen Ann Quinlan’s legacy changed how we approach end of life; giving us the right to live and die with dignity. Read more about the story behind the Karen Ann Quinlan Memorial Foundation

Our Mission

The Karen Ann Quinlan Hospice is a not-for-profit organization which provides a full continuum of high quality medical, emotional and spiritual services to hospice patients, their family members and the community.


Karen Ann Quinlan Hospice, serving Northwest NJ and Northeast PA, has been a regional leader in Hospice care for over 35 years. It is a local not-for-profit organization where all are served regardless of the ability to pay. Karen Ann Quinlan Hospice is licensed by the New Jersey Department of Health and the Pennsylvania Department of Health as a certified Medicare and Medicaid Hospice; Accredited by the Community Health Accreditation Program (CHAP); Members of the National Hospice Organization and NJ and PA Hospice Organizations. Karen Ann Quinlan Hospice accepts all insurance and The Karen Ann Quinlan Memorial Foundation assures all are served regardless of the ability to pay.

Your Home, Our Heart

The last days or months of life are precious and should be lived with dignity, in peace and pain free comfort. Hospice makes available this quality of life opportunity by providing support and palliative care during the final stage of life, but only when you, the patient and the doctor decide together to enter into hospice care.

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Our professional team of registered nurses, certified health aides, social workers, pharmacist, and therapists make available medical, emotional, personal and spiritual care for the patient and family during this difficult time.

Read more about our hospice services.


Living Through Grief

If you are experiencing the pain of the loss of a loved one, or anticipating a loss through a terminal illness, the Joseph T. Quinlan Bereavement Center offers thoughtful and concerned support services to match your individual needs. The Not For Profit Center provides individual and group counseling for anyone in need; participation in our hospice program is not a requirement, however all Karen Ann Quinlan Hospice patients and their families are automatically enrolled and have available to them all the center provides.

The Center also prepares and presents support, educational programs and memorial services for the community.
Read more about our bereavement services.

Home for Hospice

The Home for Hospice is for patients needing more intensive care than can be provided at home and promises care in a comforting, family-like environment. We understand there are times when the challenges of an illness are too great to be managed without skilled assistance and caring for a loved one can be overwhelming. Our Hospice Home has 10 private patient rooms offering eligible Karen Ann Quinlan Hospice patients’ skilled care in a home-like setting with views overlooking the Waterwheel Farm and mountains in the distance. Hospice patients receiving care at home may be admitted to our Hospice Home when the necessary medical care is not easily managed at home, or when a caregiver is in need of respite. Always open to a patient’s friends and family, including children, the Hospice Home offers convenience and comfort to assure peace of mind during a difficult time.

Read more about our home for hospice services.

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