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.


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!


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.


The Perfect Present for an Elderly Loved One

If she fell, how would she get up? Who would he call if he fell?

Stop worrying about your parents with this holiday gift idea! Research at Yale shows a LIFELINE system can help prevent future falls. McLean Home Care is offering FREE installation during December. Systems can cost as little as $45 dollar a month and your gift can be that you can prepay the bill for the year.Call 1-800-242-1306, extension 4909 today to learn more and take advantage of the free installation. Ask about the new Auto Alert personal help button.


McLean Volunteers Bring a Surprise to Hospice Patients and Families

McLean Hospice holiday bagsThere was a flurry of activities on Saturday morning, December 8th, as 24 Hospice volunteers were busily packaging items as a holiday surprise for 60 active McLean Hospice Families. They were busy wrapping scrolls containing the names of contributors, sorting beautiful prayer shawls, attaching tags, selecting fudge and adding delicate lace snowflake ornaments and tissue. 

The theme this year centered on snowflakes and was carried though on the hand- stamped snowflake tags.  The tags read “people are like snowflakes, everyone is unique but they are most beautiful when they come together.” Each turquoise bag contained a hand - knit prayer shawl donated by local churches and individuals; a loaf of bread in the design of a snowflake baked and donated by students at The Lincoln Culinary Institute; fudge made by the volunteers and a delicate snowflake ornament designed by a PA artist.


McLean Honors Employees for Service

David Bordonaro, President, recognized McLean employees at a special reception on December 4th for their long service and commitment to providing excellent customer services. He noted that McLean staff includes professionals in many disciplines who provide healthcare in the Health Center, Home Care & Hospice and Outpatient Rehab Clinic.


McLean Lights of Hope Gathering and Tree Lighting

Music, poems, words of wisdom for caregivers and those who are grieving, friends and loved ones all contributed to a very uplifting gathering at Eno Hall on November 30th. The McLean Home Care & Hospice Lights of Hope Gathering was reinvented this year after three successful years as the Tree of Lights Festival. This year caregivers were honored along with remembering those whom we have lost. The uplifting evening began with attendees writing memories in the Book of Remembrances and chatting with the McLean team of nurses, social workers, staff and volunteers. Many of the attendees have come every year to renew friendships formed during their families’ journeys with an ill loved one.


Recent Hospice Bake Sale A Success!

Hospice Bake Sale a Success

McLean resident, Doris Freudenberger (right), is shown purchasing an array of delicious desserts from Hospice Volunteer, Meghan Lukler.


2011 McLean Hospice Memorial Quilt of Remembrance Unveiled

quilter, Dottie Szypulski

Quilter, Dottie Szypulski, at the unveiling.      



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