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McLean Home Care & Hospice Earns CHAP Accreditation Again

Patricia Adams, McLean Administrator for Home Care & Hospice, and Sara Szafranski, Director of Home Care, share the news of the CHAP accreditation.The Community Health Accreditation Program, Inc. (CHAP) announced this week that McLean Home Care & Hospice has been awarded CHAP accreditation for Home Health and Hospice Standards of Excellence. McLean has earned this designation consecutively since 2006. CHAP accreditation demonstrates that McLean Home Care & Hospice meets the industry’s highest nationally recognized standards. Rigorous evaluation by CHAP focuses on structure and function, quality of service, human and financial resources, and long term viability.

Only 5,000 agencies of the more than 16,000 in the US go through the extensive accreditation process. Of the fourteen VNAs and Hospice programs serving the Farmington Valley, McLean is the only agency that is CHAP accredited. Visit www.CHAPinc.org for an agency locator.

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Special Seminars for Faith Communities Being Offered

Click here to read about the two, new free seminars for Clergy and Pastoral Leaders that are being offered by Bonnie Lillis, LPC, McLean Licensed Counselor for Spiritualality and Bereavement.

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McLean Home Care & Hospice Achieves Highest Patient Satisfaction Score

The McLean Home Care & Hospice team receives praise and daffodils for their outstanding patient satisfaction scores.Patricia Adams RN MPH, Administrator of McLean Home Care & Hospice, announced that 91% of home care patients and Hospice families would recommend the agency to friends and family. McLean scored highest in this Medicare patient survey item compared to other area visiting nurse agencies, and several scored below the 79% national average and 80% state average.

91% of McLean Hospice families also would recommend the agency to friends and family. Medicare does not require Hospice patient surveys at this time, but McLean Hospice utilizes SHP to survey Hospice family member’s measure satisfaction. 

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There’s Strength in Numbers!

McLean Home Care & Hospice Receives Highest Recommendation Rate.

When it comes to choosing a home healthcare or hospice care provider, you don’t want to take chances. You want to make your selection with confidence, knowing you’re getting the best care available.

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McLean Hospice Proud to Share Study that Hospice Provides a Better Quality of Life and Saves Medicare Funds

NHPCO and the Hospice Action Network have some big news to share - the publication of a new study Dr. Amy Kelley from the Mt. Sinai School of Medicine. Dr. Kelley’s research shows what those in the hospice world have known for years - that hospice care provides better quality care at the end of life, while saving Medicare money with reduced use of hospital services. This is not big news for the hospice community but hopefully it is for physicians and caregivers!

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McLean Hospice Bereavement Support Group Being Offered in West Hartford

Whether you have lost a spouse, a child, a friend, a partner, a significant other, or a close associate, a McLean Bereavement Support Group may be of help. McLean Hospice  recognizes  how difficult it can be for you when someone close to you dies. Our Bereavement Support Groups provide a safe and supportive environment to help those who are grieving.

The following NEW ongoing Bereavement Support Group is being offered to registered participants at no cost.

Driving When There Are Memory Issues - Cancelled

The lecture "Driving When There are Memory Issues - Warning Signs to Watch for and What to Do if You Are Concerned" scheduled for Wednesday, January 9th at 5:00 p.m. has been cancelled.

McLean Hospice Bereavement Support Groups Offer Help to Those Who Have Experienced a Loss

Whether you have lost a spouse, a child, a friend, a partner, a significant other, or a close associate, a McLean Bereavement Support Group may be of help. We recognize how difficult it can be for you when someone close to you dies. Our Bereavement Support Groups provide a safe and supportive environment to help those who are grieving.

The following Bereavement Support Groups are offered to registered participants at no cost.

McLean Elects New Trustees – Paine, Hensley and Schofield

McLean Trustees Paine, Hensley and SchofieldThe McLean Fund was established by the Trust of Senator and Governor George P. McLean in 1932. Today McLean Affiliates, Inc., as subsidiary of The Fund, is a vibrant senior living and healthcare continuum serving more than 4,000 people annually on the campus in Simsbury and in their homes in thirteen towns with McLean Home Care & Hospice. The McLean Game Refuge, Inc. is another not-for-profit subsidiary of The Fund that manages the 4,400 acre refuge in Simsbury, Canton and Granby. The Senator’s will specifies that there be up to nine Trustees to oversee The Fund. These Trustees also serve as Directors of The Affiliates and The Game Refuge. Mark Wetzel, Chair, welcomed three new Trustees to the Annual Meeting on Monday, December 17th.

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