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VNA Provides Seamless End-of-Life Care
In 1969 Dr. Elisabeth Kubler-Ross published a book titled On Death and Dying which went on to become an international bestseller. In the book, she made a plea for home care as opposed to treatment in an institutional setting and argued that patients should have the ability to participate in their end-of-life decision-making. It should not surprise anyone that home care became the preferred service for end-of-life care since most patients want to be in a comfortable setting with familiar surroundings and with their loved ones.
Hospice and palliative care have come a long way since then, but the difference between the two still confuses many people. In an article published in AARP (Kim Hayes, AARP May 31, 2017), it was noted that most people lump palliative care in with hospice, but while they work very much hand-in-hand, there are distinct differences between the two. While both hospice and palliative care focus on patient comfort and treatment of pain, curative treatment may still be tried during palliative care and some patients may move between the two programs as their condition changes over time.
Visiting Nurse Association of Northern New Jersey’s (VNA) Hospice Care and Palliative Care program provides an integrated care approach with the added benefit of both in-home care and VNA’s Inpatient Hospice at Saint Clare's Dover Hospital.
Get to know Visiting Nurse Association of Northern New Jersey (VNA) now, 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, and Warren 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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