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Hospice Answers

We know you have many questions. We’re Here to Help

We understand how concerned, afraid and confused you may feel when your loved one faces a serious illness. The VNA is here to support you. We recognize that every situation is unique, and the VNA strives to respect your individual preferences for care. You and your loved one will have access to a team of highly qualified, skilled professionals who compassionately ensure your needs are met, that we answer your hospice questions.

Understanding Hospice

Hospice provides medical, emotional and spiritual support to those facing a serious illness, and choices to make. To be comforted and cared for when they can no longer be cured, to be pain free, to live life to its fullest – hospice provides support to both patients and families. Learn more.

When is it Time?

Deciding when to call hospice is something many of us face at some point in our lives. Because hospice care centers on making the most of the time we have, be it weeks, months or years, the earlier hospice is called, the higher the quality of life patients and families can experience. Learn more.

Where is Care Received?

Hospice care usually takes place in the comfort of your home, but can be provided in any environment in which you live, including: nursing homes, assisted living facilities, hospitals and the VNA Hospice House. Learn more.

Who Pays for Hospice?

Once a patient elects hospice, Medicare pays for the majority of the care the patient receives related to his or her terminal illness. This can include the services of doctors, nurses, aides, therapists, social workers and bereavement professionals. Learn more.

Hospice Myths

When it’s time to discuss hospice care, it helps to have a good understanding of what hospice is, and what it isn’t. Learn more.

If you would like to receive more information on VNA’s Hospice services, click here or call us toll-free at 1-866-705-6681.