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Hospice care is comfort care that can make a huge difference in the quality of life for the patient, caregivers, and other family members. Too often, hospice care is not sought until a patient and their caregivers have endured much suffering, stress, and hardship.
While it is true that hospice requires a specific diagnosis to end curative treatment, patients will occasionally even transition back to standard medical care based on changes in their condition. Families need to consult with their physicians and medical professionals like Visiting Nurse Association of Northern New Jersey (VNA) for advice on when hospice care may be the most helpful. This article in AARP presents one specific case that conveys the benefits of early hospice care: How Hospice Helped My Family.
VNA provides seamless services
VNA's full spectrum of home health care services includes in-home hospice care for residents and communities of Morris, Hunterdon, Sussex, and Warren Counties, New Jersey. Visiting nurses, home health aides, therapists, medical social workers, in-home and inpatient hospice, and respite care for overwhelmed caregivers are available. Additionally, select grant-funded services are available to individuals in Somerset and Passaic Counties.*
*Grant services are made possible through funds received from the Morris County and Sussex County Boards of County Commissioners and the New Jersey Department of Human Services. Eligibility requirements may apply.
Did you know that Visiting Nurse Association of Northern New Jersey (VNA) is the longest-serving VNA in the state of New Jersey? So we know a thing or two about helping seniors “age in place” to avoid hospitalization and nursing homes, and also what services people need to recover from illness and surgery at home. We suggest that you learn more about our home health care services and make a plan to age at home before you have a health emergency.
Medicare and supplemental insurance often do not cover all the end-of-life care our hospice patients and caregivers need. If you would like to help, please call 1-800-WE VISIT (1-800-938-4748) or visit our Donation page.
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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