What does East End Hospice do?
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. We are known for our compassion and for the quality of care we provide.
Our team of health care professionals and volunteers focus on caring and comfort, not cures. For people who are nearing the end of life and their families, East End Hospice is here, 365 days and nights a year. East End Hospice also provides counseling, respite care and other forms of support for families, friends and the community at large.
When do you need Hospice care?
Generally, Hospice cares for patients expected to live six months or less. Of course, each patient is different. Hospice care is provided for as long as the individual’s primary care physician and the hospice team certify that the condition is life-limiting.
Where do you get Hospice Services?
We primarily provide hospice care in the comfort of the patient’s home and at times in nursing home facilities. To better serve the needs of our community, in July 2014 we broke ground on a new state-of-the-art inpatient facility in Quiogue, NY.
How do you pay for Hospice?
Medicare, Medicaid, Blue Cross and most private insurance carriers have provision for payment for hospice care. No one will be denied care by East End Hospice for inability to pay.
Medical Care: All care is provided under the direction of the patient’s primary physician.
Our nurse-coordinated team of health professionals and volunteers will design a plan of care that may include the following:
- Skilled Nursing Visits by a Registered Professional Nurse
- Hospice Aides
- Trained Volunteers
- Medical Social Work
- Pastoral Care
- Nutritional Counseling
- Physical, Occupational, Speech and Respiratory Therapy
- Medical Equipment and Supplies
- Medication for Pain & Symptom Control
- Short Term Hospital Care
- Respite Care
- Bereavement Counseling
- Hospice Care in a Skilled Nursing Facility