About Us Mission & History

Mission

East End Hospice provides care and comfort for all terminally ill patients, their families and loved ones living on the North and South Forks of Long Island, including Brookhaven Township. Health care professionals and volunteers offer pain and symptom control as well as palliative care and social, emotional and spiritual support to patients and their loved ones in a comfortable and caring environment.

East End Hospice also seeks to promote awareness of the benefits of hospice care in our communities through educational and informational presentations to civic, fraternal and religious groups, professional organizations and educational institutions.

No one is ever denied care by East End Hospice because of inability to pay.

About East End Hospice

East End Hospice brings hope to the dying and their families and friends. By affirming life, hospice helps people conclude life with comfort and dignity, offering pain alleviation and symptom control in a familiar and caring environment. Certified in 1991, East End Hospice, a 501(c)(3) not- for-profit corporation, has provided services to over 11,500 terminally ill patients and their families – primarily in patients’ homes under the direction of professionals—and with invaluable assistance from dedicated volunteers.

Our coordinated teams of seasoned health care professionals and volunteers are committed to meeting the physical, emotional and spiritual needs of the patients and families who come to us for care. Supporting families through grief and bereavement is an essential component of East End Hospice, including a comprehensive children’s bereavement program and Camp Good Grief—our highly acclaimed day camp for children aged 4-16 (Camp Good Grief opened in 2000.)

KANAS CENTER FOR HOSPICE CARE

Opened in 2016, The Kanas Center for Hospice Care accommodates patients whose symptoms cannot be managed at home or in other settings. Each of the eight patient suites has private facilities, ample storage and outdoor space. Care is overseen by the East End Hospice Medical Director with Nurse Practitioners on site every day. There is a 24 hour visitation policy that accommodates family, friends and pets. Click on the link to learn more about the Kanas Center for Hospice Care- the region’s only in-patient hospice facility.  Click here to learn more.