Advancing Care for those facing terminal illness.
The Advanced Care Institute helps patients with a chronic illness in its late stage stay at home comfortably with support from family and a hospice and palliative care team. VNA Health Group has partnered with Visiting Physician Services to enable patients to stay at home and receive medical house calls from a physician.
With the dramatic projected rise in the elderly population over the next few decades, expansion of our programs has never been more critical. Your support of the 2020 Vision Campaign can help VNA Health Group continue growing our home care programs and take on more patients in New Jersey.
Advanced Care Institute: Better Living, Less Hospitalizations
VNA Health Group formed the Advanced Care Institute in 2015 to help patients with late-stage chronic illnesses stay at home comfortably with support from family, a visiting physician and palliative care team. Despite extensive research showing that palliative care and house call visits alleviate suffering and are cost effective, New Jersey lags behind the rest of the country in the number of patients who receive this comfort-focused care. Our goal is to educate clinicians, communities, patients and their families on best practices in chronic disease, palliative and hospice care. A key aspect of the Advanced Care Institute is Visiting Physician Services (VPS), a home based primary care medical practice for homebound patients. This is a first-of-its-kind partnership to better serve VNA patients by providing in-home primary care. VPS is one of the largest and most experienced medical house call practices in New Jersey.