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

 

What is Hospice?

• Focuses on the patient’s comfort rather than aggressive medical treatment.
• Strives to help people enjoy life and make the most of every day.
• Provides special and individualized supportive care to the patient and family.
• Team effort involving doctors, nurses, nursing assistants, physical therapists, nutritionist, social workers, volunteers, and chaplains who work together to provide the patient and family with comfort and fullness of life.
• Enables the dying and grieving period to be a time of understanding, sharing, and togetherness.
• Provides consistent care to patients and their families.

 

understanding hospice

What Families Can Expect from Hospice

• RN visits: 2-3 times per week, up to 7 visits a week as disease progresses.

• HHA visit: 2-7 times per week.

• Social work and chaplain contact early in admission.

• Volunteer assigned unless patient/family declines.

• A bereavement counselor is assigned for pre and post-bereavement services.

• Support for children experiencing the loss of a loved one.

Hospice is designed to care for people who are nearing the end of their lives. It’s care designed to relieve or decrease pain, or other symptoms, allow a person to stay at home and allow more time with family and friends.

Frequently Asked Questions

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