East End Hospice (EEH) provides care and comfort for all terminally ill patients, their families and loved ones living on the North and South Forks of Long Island. 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. EEH also seeks to promote awareness of the benefits of hospice care in the community 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.
COVID-19 RESPONSE FUND
The Fund supports EEH’s nurses, aides and social workers – with meals, emotional care and wellness initiatives – as they continue to provide expert care, comfort and compassion to terminally ill patients and their families amidst the additional challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic. Members of the clinical team are on the frontline providing care in private residences, assisted livings, skilled nursing facilities, and the Kanas Center for Hospice care – the only dedicated hospice facility on the East End. EEH cares for nearly 3,000 people each year including approximately 700 terminally ill patients and more than 2,000 residents who receive grief and bereavement support.
Bereavement support will be increasingly important as many families experience the loss of a loved one related to COVID-19.