The leadership of Hospice of Orange and Sullivan Counties continues to closely monitor evolving developments relating to the Coronavirus.  We thank our staff who continue to provide care and services needed during this difficult time. They are nothing less than Hospice Heroes.

Our highest priority is the health and well-being of our patients, families and staff. Our mission to provide patients and families with compassionate end of life care remains paramount during this crisis. We continue to provide hospice community care and care in our Kaplan Family Hospice Residence.

As a leading agency providing bereavement and grief support in our communities, we are painfully aware of how much these services are needed especially during this difficult time of social distancing and quarantine. The COVID-19 pandemic has dramatically altered everyone’s daily lives, including how people grieve the loss of a loved one.

As we know, grief can be a profoundly isolating experience under normal circumstances. Social Work and Bereavement Director, Kim Warner, along with her staff have designed two programs to support our communities now.

First, an online support group has been developed called Comfort in the Storm and is designed for those who are struggling with the loss of a loved one due to Covid-19. This online support group is offered to everyone residing in Orange and Sullivan Counties at no cost. This group runs Thursday evenings from 6:30 – 8:00 pm.

Second, a video seminar titled Pressing Through Together, Building Resistance is now available on our website. It is a valuable tool to assist with dealing with the emotional distress we are all trying to navigate through during this pandemic.

To find out more about these support systems or other information go to hospiceoforange.com or call 845-561-6111. Hospice of Orange and Sullivan Counties, we are here for you.

Hospice of Orange and Sullivan Counties is the leading community resource providing patients and families with compassionate physical, emotional and spiritual end of life care with comfort, dignity and respect, and bereavement support for our communities.