VNA Hospice and Special Care Services
When you or someone you love has a life-limiting illness, it can be a time of confusion and anxiety. You may not know where to turn for help. You can turn to Visiting Nurse Association of Ohio for your answers.
VNA Hospice is your best choice for compassionate, high quality hospice care. Hospice care is for patients who have a life expectancy of months or weeks and wish to have treatment of pain and symptoms (palliative care) rather than curative treatment. The goal of hospice care is to improve the quality of a loved one's days by offering comfort and dignity with a special emphasis on controlling pain, symptoms and discomfort, and to make every day count for the patient as well as the family. We focus not only on the physical needs of patient and their families, but also on their emotional, social and spiritual needs.
VNA Hospice care is provided by a team of specially-trained hospice professionals and volunteers who not only focus on the physical needs of the patient, but also the emotional, social and spiritual impact of the disease on the patient, the patient's family and friends. This is accomplished by offering a variety of bereavement and counseling services to better understand and manage the disease and accompanying grief processes before, during and after a patient expires.
The VNA Hospice team of professionals consists of Hospice-certified nurses, physicians, therapists, social workers, counselors, hospice care aides and volunteers who work together with patients, caregivers, families and personal physicians to provide the highest quality support, comfort and communication. An individualized plan for care is developed for each patient and is updated routinely as the patient’s condition changes.
VNA of Ohio Hospice services include:
- Ongoing medical care oversight and coordination
- Pain and symptom management
- 24-hour on-call crisis support services
- Patient and caregiver education
- Art and Massage therapy
- Social Work services and referral to community resources
- Hospice-approved transportation
- Specialty hospice services for patients with Alzheimer’s/Dementia
- Payment for hospice-approved medications, treatments and medical equipment
- Bereavement services fro one year following loved one's death
VNA Hospice promotes comfort and self-determination, enabling patients to participate in making decisions about care near the end of their lives. Our program is licensed and certified and offers crisis support 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
Hospice care is a covered benefit under Medicare for patients with a prognosis of six months or less. A patient may remain in hospice care beyond six months when a physician confirms that the patient is terminally ill.
VNA also offers a pre-Hospice Special Care program, for patients with life-threatening illnesses who choose to continue to receive treatment for their illness.
Call 216-931-1400 or 1-877-698-6264 for more information or to schedule VNA Hospice care services.