Hospice Services

Selecting VNA Hospice means you will be involved with our compassionate and knowledgeable staff, and participating in a health care model long considered to be the standard for excellence in care at the end of life.  Our goal is to offer a multi-discipline team approach to provide our patients with dignity, support, and illness management in the home setting.  Support is also provided to the patient's loved ones, encouraging their participation in the hospice model of care. Our hospice is Medicare Certified, with services being billed to the Medicare Hospice Benefit, Medi-Cal, or Private Insurances.

The Hospice Team

The VNA Hospice team attends to the physical, emotional, and spiritual needs of our patients by working with the patient/family to establish an individualized plan of care. Our hospice team includes: the Primary Physician, Hospice Medical Director, Hospice Nurses, Certified Hospice Aides, Social Workers, Chaplains and Spiritual Counselors, Specially Trained Volunteers, and Bereavement Counselors.

The Hospice focus of care offers symptom and chronic illness management to maximize comfort and promote well being. Services include:

  • Skilled and Supportive Nursing Care
  • Personal Care
  • Medical Social Services
  • Volunteer Support
  • Spiritual Support
  • Patient and Family Counseling
  • Bereavement Support
  • Respite Care
  • Pain and Symptom Management
  • Medical Equipment and Supplies

Advantages of Hospice Care 

  • Hospice accentuates the quality of life and personal dignity.
  • Creates an environment for terminally ill patients and their families to remain together at home
  • Recognized as an alternative to hospitals and nursing homes

The VNA Hospice Team approach capitalizes on the combined expertise, knowledge and skills of our staff to provide the best care for you or your loved one

How to Receive Hospice Care

When the time is right for you, ask your physician to call our office at (831) 751-5500, or ask to speak with the VNA Hospice Transitional Care Manager while in the hospital or nursing home. Please feel free to call for more information on Hospice.

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