Blog EEH COVID-19 Update

Dear Friends:

East End Hospice has always been on the front line of community medicine. We are experts in delivering care, comfort and compassion to people in the safety of their homes. During the unfolding COVID-19 pandemic our commitment remains unchanged. Our team will ensure that patients and families receive expert care and – most importantly – peace of mind. We continue to deploy staff, equipment and medications to patients across Eastern Long Island. Our nurses, social workers, home health aides and volunteers continue to provide medical care, education and emotional support. We are working with healthcare partners to discharge those patients eligible for hospice care to their homes in order relieve the burden on community hospitals and emergency personnel.

In times like these, I am reminded of what a true honor it is to lead a team of selfless, dedicated people whose immediate impulse is to ask, “How can we help?” Many of you have also reached out to offer support. Please read on for specific information about our operations.

The important role East End Hospice plays in our community’s healthcare system is more apparent than ever. Our patients are among those most vulnerable to infection. However, our commitment to their care is steadfast.

Thank you for all you do to support terminally ill patients across the East End today and always.

Sincerely,
Mary C. Crosby, RN, MPH

Donate Now : Right now, your charitable donation to East End Hospice will keep patients, families and staff safe by helping maintain our supply of needed equipment. Your gift will help us purchase essentials for patients that might not otherwise be able to access basic necessities. You can make your gift online or call, 631.288.7080. Thank you!

IMPORTANT INFORMATION:

East End Hospice regularly cares for patients with infectious diseases. Robust infection control protocols have been put in place for COVID-19 (Coronavirus). We are dedicated to providing the best possible care for patients and families while also protecting the health of our employees, volunteers and care partners. Our healthcare teams are providing information and education to all patients and families currently under our care. You can also find information by visiting the CDC’s website .

New Patients: East End Hospice is continuing to admit new patients – for home care and inpatient care at our Kanas Center for Hospice Care, Westhampton Beach, NY. For information about referrals and admission to hospice care, please contact our clinical office at 631.288.8400.

Health Screenings: To ensure the safety of our patients and staff, some visitor limits are in place at the Kanas Center for Hospice Care. Visitors will be asked screening questions and may be asked to participate in temperature screenings. Additionally, East End Hospice staff may ask additional questions about the health and travel of caregivers and visitors in the homes of our patients. This is done to reinforce our commitment to keeping our healthy and slowing the spread of COVID-19.

Grief and Bereavement Support: Individual and group therapy sessions are cancelled at this time. Bereavement support is available by phone. Contact the Bereavement Office, at 631.288.1546.

EEH Thrift Shop: Thrift Shop operations, including donation pick-ups, are currently suspended. We are working to make online shopping available. Visit the Thrift Shop on facebook for updates.

CONTACT INFORMATION:

Patient Care: 631.288.8400
Kanas Center for Hospice Care: 631.288.8100
Good Grief Family Bereavement Center: 631.288.1546
Development Office: 631.288.7080, events @eeh.org

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