The Hospice Approach
Time spent with family and friends becomes even more precious when you are diagnosed with a terminal illness. This is why many terminally ill patients turn to the Covenant Visiting Nurse Association (VNA) for Hospice Care services. Hospice is a non-profit health care program that enables patients to spend their final days at home in dignity and comfort with loved ones at their side.
Covenant VNA is committed to providing compassionate hospice care in the patient’s home or if that is not possible, in a home-like setting such as the James E. Cartwright Care Center. Our goal is not to cure, but rather to help both the patient and family cope with many end of life issues, including physical, emotional, spiritual and financial challenges.
The Hospice team:
The Hospice team is a multidisciplinary team that works together to ensure quality of life during the last 6 months of a patient’s illness. Guided by the patient’s physician, the team designs an individually tailored care plan for each patient and family. The team includes a physician, social worker, pharmacist, chaplain, dietician, therapist, Home Health Aides and volunteers offering many different types of services such as:
- Companionship, errands and personal care
- Financial counseling
- Medication direction
- Medical equipment and supplies
- Nutritional counseling
- Professional on-call 24-hr nursing care
- Pain management and symptom control
- Physical, occupational and speech for comfort based therapy
- Respite care
- Spiritual and bereavement support for patient and family members
Hospice care is typically offered to patients who meet these criteria:
- Choose treatments to enhance quality of life
- Have a life expectancy of six months or less
Covenant VNA Hospice Accreditation
- Accredited by the Community Health Accreditation program (CHAP)
- Medicare certified
- Michigan Home Health Association (MHHA)
- Michigan Hospice and Palliative Care Organization (MHPCO)
- National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization (NHPCO)
- National Home Infusion Association
- Visiting Nurse Association of America
Contact VNA Hospice Care today.
Both family and friends can request hospice services for their loved one, whether it’s in-home or at a home-like setting. VNA representatives can personally meet with the patient and family to discuss the best hospice approach for the patient regarding their illness. The earlier VNA Hospice Care is contacted concerning the illness, the more time we will have in providing the best possible support.
For the best care you can trust, call the VNA today for in-home hospice visits at 1-800-VNA-4-YOU or 989-799-6020.
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