VNA Hospice’s licensed counselors specialize in helping patients, families and caregivers continue to live well and fully as they cope with issues surrounding a life-limiting illness. Counselors bring comfort and encouragement, lighten psychological burdens, strengthen family communication, lend assistance with problem-solving, offer guidance with financial matters and identify appropriate community resources on behalf of the patient, family and caregiver.
Individual and family counseling visits are provided on an on-going basis, with emergency sessions and consultations available if necessary.
Therapeutic support groups also assist patients, families and caregivers in dealing with the physical and emotional challenges of stress, endurance, isolation and loneliness.
VNA Hospice’s counselors are qualified to provide information on care management, advanced directives, living wills, health care surrogates and other end-of-life issues.
For more information on VNA Hospice counseling services, please call 772.567.5551.
Spirituality is an important focus of hospice care. VNA Hospice’s chaplains recognize spirituality as broader than traditional religion, as it is an accumulation of hopes, thoughts, feelings and principles that shape a life experience.
VNA Hospice’s non-denominational chaplains work with patients and families who choose to include spiritual care in their hospice plan to help them discover the resources within themselves to guide and comfort them during this time of change and challenge.
As compassionate and caring professionals, chaplains are non-judgmental listeners who allow patients and loved ones to find their own paths to peace and harmony. Chaplains also arrange visits from the family’s religious leaders and assist them in understanding the patient’s situation.
For more information on VNA Hospice spiritual care, please call 772.978.5563.