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Hospice provides an improved quality of life
The biggest misunderstanding about hospice care is that a person who chooses hospice is giving up on life. This is not true at all. Hospice is care with the goal of improving the quality of life for patients whose disease, illness, or condition is unlikely to be cured through medications or therapies. In other words, instead of seeking a cure, the treatment focus is on controlling pain and discomfort to improve the quality of life for patients and families.
In fact, some patients move in and out of hospice care as their condition changes. Here are some things that you may like to know should you or your loved ones ever be in need of hospice:
"My mother has been in hospice due to Alzheimer's disease. She recently passed and I don't know how I would have managed that process without our Hospice R.N. She kept me fully informed on what to expect and answered all of my questions with compassion. This is truly a special calling, and I will be forever grateful that she was with us at the end."
— Daughter of Hospice Patient
Get to know Visiting Nurse Association of Northern New Jersey (VNA), and all the home health services available to you and your loved ones, before you have a health emergency. We are proud to be the longest-serving VNA in the state of New Jersey, so we know a thing or two about helping seniors.
The Visiting Nurse Association of Northern New Jersey (VNA) is a leading provider of comprehensive home health care services in Morris, Hunterdon, Sussex, Warren, Somerset, and Passaic Counties in Northern New Jersey. Established in 1898, generations have known that just one call to VNA opens the door to quality, patient-centered home health care solutions that allow patients to remain in the comfort of their homes with dignity, health, and independence.
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