Pegasus House Palliative Care Program
- Palliative and end-of-life care
- Open to patients with acute or chronic illness
- Not limited to hospice patients
For more information: 631-548-6176 or 631-965-7737
A Quality-of-Life Program
Located within the Peconic Bay Skilled Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, PBMC's Pegasus House Palliative Care Program is a six-bed specialized unit dedicated to offering an enhanced level of pain-relief and compassionate care to patients facing challenging health issues, in the comfort of a family-friendly setting.
Not limited to hospice care patients, Palliative Care can be provided to anyone across any disease spectrum. In order for a patient to qualify for palliative care, a patient should have a chronic illness or an acute illness that causes that patient or his or her family to suffer.
The Palliative Care Program seeks to ease pain and suffering while providing the best possible quality of life for patients afflicted with chronic or life-limiting illnesses. It embraces the patient's family, because not only are family members key to providing care and comfort to the patient, but also they are in need of care and comfort themselves.
The Pegasus House team has received specialized training in the compassionate healing services of palliative care, and includes:
- Nurse Practitioners
- Physician Assistants
- Social Workers
- Spiritual Counselors
Staff from departments such as food service, transportation and housekeeping have also been trained to recognize the need for sensitivity when caring for palliative care patients and their families.
For more information about Palliative Care and the Pegasus House Palliative Care Program, speak with your hospital discharge planner or social worker, or feel free to call us at 631-548-6176 or 631-965-7737.
Support for the Pegasus House Mission
The Pegasus House Palliative Care Program was initiated with a generous grant from Emilie and Michael Corey in 2008, through the Peconic Bay Medical Center Foundation. They recognized that while healing and curing are plural objectives of healthcare, they are not always the same.
Since the program's inception, the vision of Emilie and Michael Corey has been confirmed by the appreciation of the many patients and families whose needs have been served. Clearly, the Pegasus House is meeting a set of needs that has too long gone unfulfilled in Suffolk County.
If you would like to join the hundreds of grateful and generous supporters of the Peconic Bay Medical Center Foundation who have helped create and sustain valuable community benefit programs like the Pegasus House Palliative Care Program, please consider making a donation of time or money today.