VNA | Visiting Nurse Association: Palliative Care

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Palliative Care:
Supporting Your Family

Choosing a palliative approach to care for a loved one with a terminal illness is a difficult and emotional decision to make. VNA is at your side to provide your family with the comfort and support you need today and into the future.

Coming into the hospice process at the right time is an important consideration when it comes to the wellbeing of your family. When you or a loved one moves to hospice or palliative care, many important and valuable resources become available. That’s why VNA encourages our families to learn about the benefits of hospice care before the time of need.

Frequently Asked Questions

What is Palliative Care?

Palliative Care is a philosophy and practice of care designed to provide specialized comfort and support for individuals with a life-threatening illness. The related word “palliate” means “to relieve symptoms of pain and suffering.”

What is the difference between hospice and palliative care?

Palliative Care can be provided from the point of diagnosis of a life-threatening, chronic or terminal illness – not just in the last six months of a person’s life – and may be provided in a home setting, outpatient clinic or in a care facility setting.

Let VNA Help

Is hospice or palliative care appropriate for your loved one? Let us help explain your hospice benefits and how we can assist you and your family. Please contact us directly.

Call:(402) 930-4261

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