Hospice Care

Compassionate care in your home

What is Hospice Care?

Hospice Care is the model of high-quality, patient-focused, compassionate care that helps terminally ill patients and their families live as fully as possible. We treat the patient, not the disease. The focus is on caring, not curing. Hospice utilizes an interdisciplinary team of experienced healthcare professionals and trained volunteers who address symptom control, pain management, and provide emotional and spiritual support expressly tailored to your needs and wishes. Hospice is not “giving up.” It’s choosing to live the remainder of your time the way you choose. The sooner you begin hospice care, the sooner we can provide holistic care for you and your family. Visiting Nurse hospice care helps make meaningful moments possible.

Who is hospice care for? Anyone who:

  • Has been diagnosed with a life-limiting disease with a life expectancy of six months or less if the disease process runs its normal course.
  • Plans no further curative care or treatment.
  • Is asking for comfort measures only, such as pain management and symptom control.

How can Visiting Nurse’s hospice care help? We provide:

  • Medical services of our hospice physicians in addition to the patient’s physicians
  • Nursing visits with hospice-certified RNs
  • 24-hour RN on call for questions, emergencies or visits
  • Medications for symptom control
  • Medical equipment and supplies
  • Therapies as needed to enhance quality of life
  • Social worker services
  • Home health aide visits
  • Spiritual support
  • Volunteer services
  • Emotional support for patients and family
  • Grief support for family members

Hospice Care is covered by:

  • Medicare
  • Medicaid
  • Private insurance
  • Private payment
  • The generosity of community supporters. In fact, because we are a non-profit that is supported by the generosity of our community, no one is ever denied care because of the inability to pay.