What To Expect From Hospice Care At Home

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If you or a loved one is at the end of life, you may be wondering what to expect from hospice care at home. The Visiting Nurse Association of Hanover & Spring Grove provides skilled, compassionate home hospice care. Our experienced health care professionals believe that every person should be treated with dignity and respect, and they strive to provide comfort and quality care to those in need of hospice care.

What Is Home Hospice Care?

Hospice isn’t a brick-and-mortar location; it’s a philosophy that aims to give patients the best quality of life throughout the time they have left. Our hospice team utilizes their expert skills and knowledge to coordinate with patients, their loved ones, physicians and communities, taking a collaborative approach to providing the best care possible.

Home Hospice Care Provides Comfort And Safety

The goal of pain management in hospice is not only to lessen pain but to reduce anxiety and enable patients to live well in their last stages of life. Our patients’ comfort and safety are our top priorities. Our nursing team coordinates a plan of care in collaboration with our medical director and the patient’s primary physician to evaluate and manage any symptoms or pain.

We Respect Your Wishes

Our compassionate and understanding team respects your wishes, values and cultural beliefs. We understand that end of life decisions are challenging, and our social workers help facilitate discussions and choices on many issues, including those about the goals of care.

We Provide Support For The Whole Family

Our hospice team includes social workers, spiritual counselors and bereavement coordinators who provide counseling and emotional support for patients and their loved ones. Seeing a loved one in this stage of life can be daunting — our hospice nurses not only provide specialized medical care, they can help you understand and deal with what's happening with your loved one. Our dedicated, specially trained volunteers provide emotional support and respite care that helps take some of the weight off your shoulders while providing your loved one with the care and companionship they need.

Getting Started With Home Hospice Care

At the Visiting Nurse Association of Hanover & Spring Grove, we are committed to providing compassionate quality care and can help you understand what to expect from hospice care at home. Our hospice team will coordinate with your family and health care providers, assess your needs and develop a personalized care plan that is aligned with your wishes. Contact us online or call 717-637-1227 or 800- 422-3197 to learn more.