McLean’s National Award Winning Home Care and Hospice Agency Expands to Burlington

Award Winning Home CarePatricia Adams, Administrator of McLean Home Care & Hospice, announced on May 1st that the agency is expanding its coverage area to serve the town of Burlington. “McLean is very pleased to be able to now serve the residents of Burlington. We have been asked by hospitals and key physician groups to add Burlington as they appreciate the quality care we offer to those patients who are returning home after hospital stays and to those who have chronic illnesses,” explained Adams.

McLean Home Care & Hospice was named agency of the month for April 2011 by the Home Health Quality Improvement (HHQI) National Campaign, placing among the top 10% of visiting nursing agencies nationally and is the only VNA in CT to achieve this honor. Since 2008 McLean has been named HomeCare Elite’s Top 25% in the Nation, and this year the agency is in the top 500 VNAs, out of nearly 10,000 rated.  The clinical team earns strong patient satisfaction outcomes. According to the most recent CMS HH-CAHPS data released this month, agency scores are better than all five state and national averages.

Adams explained why patients in the Farmington Valley choose McLean so often. “Our low 23% acute hospitalization, the lowest of any area VNA for several quarters, attests to our ability to provide effective care management and skilled home health and hospice services for physicians practicing in a patient-centered medical home. We have specialized programs for many patients that contribute to our successful care and to the consistently low rate of patients needing to go to the hospital while under our care. like the McLean’s Comprehensive Joint Replacement Program

Sara Szafranski, Director of McLean Home Care and a 22 year resident of Burlington added “Other specialized programs of McLean Home Care & Hospice are Living with Heart Failure and Breathe Easy. Our goal is to teach patients to monitor their symptoms to give them the best quality of life and to prevent exacerbations of their disease that could result in emergencies. I am very proud of the quality of our care and our staff and glad that my neighbors and friends will now be able to choose McLean.”

Debra Oakes, Director of McLean Hospice, is also anxious to care for residents in their homes in Burlington. “Dr. Kevin Baran, the McLean Hospice Medical Director, and I look forward to working with the physicians in the Burlington area so they know the disease specific criteria for hospice and refer patients early enough so we can truly make a difference in their quality of life. Hospice truly brings order to the patient and the home and eliminates the chaos families often experience when a loved one has a terminal condition.”

For more information, click here or call 860-658-3954. The McLean team welcomes the opportunity to visit with Burlington residents, physicians and groups to explain services available to adults of all ages.