East Hartford, Connecticut Hospice Provider
About Amedisys Hospice Services in East Hartford
Most Americans want to die peacefully at home, surrounded by the people they care about. If this is your loved one’s wish, we can help. Beacon Hospice in East Hartford, CT provides home hospice care for people with a life-limiting illness. Many of the patients we treat have cancer, heart disease, COPD, dementia, stroke or another terminal condition that is no longer responding to treatment. They choose hospice because they want to live their days with the greatest comfort and quality of life possible.
Beacon Hospice in East Hartford is located at 111 Founders Plaza, off East River Drive, a few minutes away from Great River Park. We provide hospice care in people’s private homes, as well as in nursing homes, assisted living communities or wherever our patients call home. If you live in Colchester, New Haven, Hamden, Rocky Hill, Cromwell, South Windsor, Enfield, Meriden, Windsor Locks, Old Saybrook, New London, Newington, Woodbridge, or other communities within about 50 miles of our care center, call us at (860) 282-0527. We’ll help you find the best care for your family’s needs.
What Does Hospice Care Include?
At Beacon Hospice in East Hartford, hospice services are provided by a caring team that includes nurses, home health aides, social workers, chaplains, bereavement counselors and volunteers. Depending on the patient and family’s needs, your care plan may include:
- Nursing Care – to help manage pain and other symptoms, care for wounds and educate loved ones about caring for the patient
- Physician Services – to oversee the patient’s plan of care and provide 24/7 on-call medical support, if needed
- Home Health Aides – to help the patient bathe, dress and do other tasks
- Medical Social Work – to give emotional support to the patient and family and help with end-of-life planning
- Spiritual Care – to support the patient’s spiritual needs, based on their belief system
- Hospice Volunteer Support – to provide companionship, run errands and do calming activities like music and pet therapy
We also offer specialized programs to meet the unique needs of our veterans and patients with dementia.
- End-Stage Dementia Program
Patients with end-stage dementia get specialized care through Beacon Hospice in East Hartford. Through our end-stage dementia program, we help patients manage symptoms and stay safe and comfortable at home. Some of the ways we do this include nutritional support, medical care, pain management and support for families.
- We Honor Veterans
There are over 200,000 veterans in the state of Connecticut. It is our honor to provide hospice care to some of these noble service men and women. Our commitment to veterans is evident through our participation in the We Honor Veterans program. The veterans we serve receive care from a specially trained team that understands their unique needs. We also find special ways to honor our veteran patients, from pinning ceremonies to celebrations of military commemorative dates.
Is Beacon Hospice in East Hartford Right for Your Family?
Serving East Hartford & Surrounding Area Since 2007
We’ve provided hospice care in East Hartford and neighboring communities since 2007. Caring for people is our professional and personal mission. You may even find some of us out in the community, showing our support at The Lung Force Walk in Hartford, the Walk to End Alzheimer’s in Greater Hartford, Walk MS: East Hartford, or other events.
What Matters Most
We get to know each patient and family so we can understand what matters most to them. Then we focus on those things during their time in hospice care. Some of our patients want to see a loved one who lives far away. Some want to go to their barber shop. If they’re feeling well enough, some want the chance to do a favorite activity in the community like catch a game at Pratt & Whitney Stadium, see the gardens at Wickham Park or see a show at Shubert Theater in New Haven. We go above and beyond to make last wishes come true.
Affordable End-of-Life Care
We work with patients of all financial backgrounds and needs. Hospice care is typically 100% covered by:
- Veterans Administration
- Private insurance
Support for Families
We care for our patients, as well as their loved ones. Families may benefit from:
- Volunteer support and respite care to get a break from caregiving
- Help with end-of-life planning from a social worker
- Bereavement counseling to help families process grief and loss
- Annual memorial services to remember those we’ve lost and support one another
We strive to admit patients to hospice the same day we receive confirmation of eligibility. If a patient or family needs us right away, we do everything we can to be there.
Choosing a hospice agency can be overwhelming, especially in a time of crisis. At Beacon Hospice in East Hartford, we’ll make the process as easy as possible. Call us at (860) 282-0527. We’ll answer all your questions and help you map out your next steps, so you can focus on quality time with your loved one.
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