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Hospice of Orange and Sullivan Celebrates 29 Years of Service

Hospice of Orange and Sullivan Counties, Inc. celebrates 29 nine years of caring, comfort and compassionate end of life care so that patients may live as fully and comfortably as possible. Hospice care is offered in the home, nursing home, group home, assisted living facility, adult home and hospital or at their Kaplan Family Hospice Residence that opened in 2006. “We serve all terminal illness or disease with a prognosis of six months or less and all age groups. Our care is focused on meeting the patient and families physical, social and spiritual needs by offering a team approach,” says Director of Marketing and Development Janice Valentino.

According to Valentino, research out of Mt. Sinai shows hospice patients have lower Medicare costs, reduced use of hospital services, and that hospice can improve care quality. Study authors suggest that investment in the Medicare Hospice Benefit translates into savings overall for the Medicare system. “The study showed that if 1,000 additional beneficiaries enrolled in hospice care 15 to 30 days prior to death, Medicare could save more than $6.4 million dollars.”

Medications, medical equipment, supplies and adult and children grieving support along with volunteer assistance if requested, rounds out list of all services that hospice provides. Hospice of Orange and Sullivan became a Medicare certified program in 1988 under the direction of Mr. Daniel M. Grady who still holds the position of President and CEO.

For more information about Hospice of Orange and Sullivan Counties, call 561-6111 or visit or at Hospiceoforange.

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