VNA of Rhode Island Hospice Care - Visiting Nurses Association
VNA of Rhode Island Hospice Care - Visiting Nurses Association

 

“I cannot say enough good things about VNA of Rhode Island. As sick as Joe got at the end, he looked forward to seeing “his girlfriends. They really made his day better/brighter, and for me too. The support and guidance I got from this service, day and night, certainly carried me through the most horrible time in my life. Thank you from the bottom of my heart.”

- Louise Lovejoy-





  

frequently asked questions

1. When should a decision be made about entering a Hospice program?
At any time during a life-limiting illness. The decision belongs to the patient. People with a doctor’s evaluation of a life-expectancy of six months or less are eligible.

2. What does an admission involve?
A patient has to be referred to Hospice by a physician. The patient should feel free to discuss Hospice with their physician at any time.

3. Can a patient keep their own physician?
Yes. Hospice of the VNA of Rhode Island has a Hospice physician that will work with your physician.

4. How are services paid?
Medicare, Medicaid, and other third-party payers cover the basic costs for the services, medications, and home equipment. Other services are provided for by the generous donations of people who support our non-profit program.

5. Can a Hospice patient who shows recovery be returned to regular medical treatment?
Yes.

6. Must someone be with the patient at home at all times?
It is usually not necessary early on.

7. Is caring for the patient at home the only place Hospice care is delivered?
No, the patient can be transferred to a facility.

 

VNA of Rhode Island Hospice Care - Visiting Nurses Association
VNA of Rhode Island Hospice Care - Visiting Nurses Association