Comforting Care for a Difficult Choice
Our Hospice & Palliative Care opens the door to a quality of life that may otherwise be unavailable for patients with a life-limiting condition. The primary goal of our services is to provide support, assistance and guidance to the patient and their family — whether at home or at a long-term care facility. We understand that every moment is precious during this difficult time. Our focus is not only on medical support, but on the emotional, social and spiritual needs of the entire family.
We are a nonprofit hospice care agency. Medicare, Medicaid, managed care and other insurance plans cover the payment for hospice care. As a charitable organization, we can offer care that goes beyond traditional services to maximize the patient care experience.
We understand the difficult decisions that come with Hospice care. Support can be accessed 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Our full spectrum of services include:
- Pain and symptom management
- Personal care assistance
- Rehabilitation therapies
- Social work and family care services
- Medications, medical supplies and equipment
- Spiritual care
- Alternative therapies
Our specially trained team works closely with the patient’s physician and family to develop and coordinate a personalized care plan that focuses on the patient’s physical, emotional and spiritual needs. Members include:
- Nurse case manager
- Medical Director
- Social worker
- Spiritual care coordinator/pastoral counselor
- Certified home health aide
Family and Comfort Care
Special services add meaning for patients at end-of-life. These include life journals, pet therapy, and a variety of volunteer services. Our Pet Peace of Mind program allows patients to complete their journey without worrying about their pet’s current or future needs.
For family members, our programs include caregiver support and respite care, bereavement counseling and support group, and private patient web pages to share memories and comfort with loved ones.
Care Begins with Your Call
Anyone can call when care may be needed. Our warm and knowledgeable staff will discuss your situation and work with the patient’s physician to determine if hospice services are appropriate.
Patients and their families receive the greatest benefit when hospice care is started early. For patients not ready for hospice or still receiving curative treatment, palliative care may be an option.
Words are not sufficient to describe how grateful I am that my mother had you as her hospice nurse. No one could have been more empathetic and sympathetic than you
Son of a VNA Hospice Care Patient
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Frequently Asked Questions
Patients and families should consider hospice when medical care and treatments are difficult and painful or require hospitalization, but provide no real curative value, or when patients want to spend their remaining time at home (or wherever they live) in the comfort of family and friends.
A patient is eligible for hospice care when a physician indicates that a patient has a life expectancy of six months or less and curative treatment is no longer desired.
Yes. Individuals may go on and off hospice as needed, based on their condition. They can voluntarily stop hospice at any time. Our hospice works with the family and their doctor to ensure the patient’s and family’s wishes are met.
Yes. Federal law gives all patients the right to choose their hospice care provider.
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