Hospice Care Services
Rethink End-of-Life Hospice Care
Choosing to Make the Most of Your Time
Visiting Nurse Association Health Group is redefining end-of-life hospice care. Through dedication, compassion and clinical excellence, our multidisciplinary team of professionals assist, guide and support terminally ill patients as they make the most of each day with dignity and comfort.
Hospice is often considered when a patient has a prognosis of six months or less and can be provided at home or in a nursing facility. Opting for hospice sooner allows time for individuals to do what matters most to them, whether it may be spending time at a favorite place, pursuing a life-long interest or surrounding oneself with those who make them happy.
Because Hospice Brings Hope
While the idea of hospice care can seem negative, we prefer to see it as a natural process of life. Hospice is a care—not a place—that helps patients and families to understand and prepare for the days ahead. It brings families greater physical, emotional and spiritual comfort in the face of a life-limiting disease.
Hospice Offers More Care, Not Less
Hospice care provides a range of care options and support from our hospice-certified multidisciplinary team and always with sensitivity to your beliefs and cultural identities. Delivering care begins by working with your physician to design a plan that meets your needs or those of a loved one. It is then carried out with our specialists—always on the patient’s terms. Below describes all the care and services available to VNA’s hospice patients or contact us with any questions about VNA hospice care in NJ at 800-400-0981.
Doctors, nurses, home health care nurses, and therapists manage pain and symptoms to enhance the patient’s quality of life. They also coordinate other care services with a patient’s regular doctor.
Social workers coordinate resources and facilitate discussions during a difficult time so families can focus on spending time with their loved ones.
Chaplains are available for non-denominational spiritual support to the patients and their families. They are specially trained in supporting people while fully respecting personal belief systems.
Therapists provide everything from music and physical therapy to activities such as gardening or animal visitations. Additional modalities such as pet and Reiki can be available.
Volunteers trained in hospice care share their talents and passion for helping others such as providing respite if caregivers need time to run errands or regroup and other types of support.