BARNEGAT, NJ – Barnegat Rehabilitation and Nursing Center offers community education on a variety of healthcare issues. As part of its continuing series, the facility will team up with Hackensack Meridian Health Hospice representatives. Scheduled for July 19th  at 8:30 am, members of the community are invited for breakfast at Kristy’s Diner, located at 562 Route 9 in Waretown.

End of life alternatives represent difficult decisions for both people facing death and their loved ones. Not everyone understands when it is appropriate to look into hospice care as a viable option.

For some, hospice care signals hopelessness. This is just one of the many reasons people put off investigating special end of life care.

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Hospice caregivers offer compassionate and unique support designed to improve the patient’s quality of life. In most cases, the assistance also benefits the family by providing some relief and guidance during a difficult time.

The breakfast seminar promises to provide critical information concerning hospice services. Attendees will learn about providers as well as places where hospice care is available.

Hospice services are available for those who prefer the familiarity of their own homes. Skilled nursing facilities, together with area hospitals all offer hospice care. Local options will be discussed during the July 19th gathering.

Those interested in attendance do not need to sign up for this event. It’s a good place to get answers to questions and clear up any misconceptions concerning this very challenging part of life.

Stephanie A. Faughnan is a local journalist and Director of Writefully Inspired, a professional writing and resume service. Feel free to contact her at