Our Services

Home Health Care

Today with fewer & shorter hospital stays, the focus of health care has shifted from the hospital to the home. As a result, you or a loved one may need help in managing health care needs at home. Visiting Nurse Service & Hospice of Suffolk is uniquely qualified to provide this help with patient focused nursing and therapy services under the direction of your physician. More


Hospice at Home

Visiting Nurse Service & Hospice of Suffolk is committed to maintain quality of life in caring for the terminally ill in their homes throughout the dying process and bereavement period. Hospice care emphasizes pain control and symptom management in combination with supportive counseling services to the entire family. More



Hospice House

The Hospice House is an 8-bed inpatient unit designed specifically to meet the needs of terminally ill patients and their families as they face the end of life.

The Hospice House provides 24-hour care from registered nurses and hospice aides, as well as the company and support of trained hospice volunteers.  Utilizing an interdisciplinary approach to care -- social work, pastoral care, clinical dietician, volunteer services and a nurse practitioner all play an essential part on the hospice team. 


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Bereavement Program

After experiencing the death of a loved one, Visiting Nurse Service & Hospice of Suffolk’s special kind of caring continues to provide support to family members and friends. Bereavement Services help to assure the long-term mental and physical well being of survivors of all ages by helping them incorporate their loss into their life.

Visiting Nurse Service & Hospice of Suffolk's Programs provide services to the hospice family for up to 13 months following admission. There are also non hospice bereavement services for the community. Scope of Services; Hospice families, non-hospice families, community agencies to include: schools, mental health agencies , religious organizations, private physicians and mental health professionals.

Visiting Nurse Service & Hospice of Suffolk Programs are:

  • Therapeutic Bereavement Groups
  • Annual Programs
  • Coping with Special Days-Holiday for Adults
  • Coping with Special Days-Holiday for Children
  • Montauk Family Bereavement Retreat
  • Memorial Services
  • Annual Candle Lighting Ceremony—May
  • Annual Tree Lighting Ceremony—November
  • Bereavement Calls, Volunteer Calls, Bereavement Visits Conducted By Bereavement Staff
  • Grief Education Seminars & Annual Sponsor of HFA Teleconferences
  • Grief Library—Books, Pamphlets & Mailings Provided
  • Referral to Community Practitioners & Agencies
  • Consultation Services


Medical Social Work Services

Whether you have been recently diagnosed or have a chronic illness, the Social Worker is an integral part of the health care team. The Social Worker provides what is called psychosocial support. This is a broad term covering the personal, emotional, financial and social issues that may affect a patient and family during illness. Following a skilled assessment, a care plan is developed to work toward the strengths of the patient and family during this period of medical care.

Social work services are confidential and available to home care and hospice patients, their families and caregivers. All Visiting Nurse Service & Hospice of Suffolk’s Social Workers are certified with a master’s degree from a school accredited by the Council on Social Work Education.

The care plan may include the following services:

  • Psychosocial Assessment
  • Community Resource Planning
  • Long Term Care Planning
  • Supportive Counseling
  • Advocacy
  • Entitlement Assistance
  • End of Life Care Planning
  • Terminal Illness Education & Support
  • Bereavement Counseling
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