If you’re wondering where to turn for help caring for a terminally ill loved one, hospice could be your answer.

Hospice is a special way of caring for a person at the end of life, offering comfort and compassion when medical treatment no longer offers a cure. Hospice is available for many life-limiting conditions, such as cancer, Alzheimer’s disease, heart failure, or even just old age.

Hospice care is family-centered and takes place wherever home is. Our highly skilled and specially trained hospice team includes physicians, nurses, hospice aides, medical social workers, and spiritual and bereavement counselors. We work hand-in-hand with your doctor to provide expert medical care, pain, and symptom relief, as well as emotional and spiritual support so that your loved one may live his or her remaining days to their fullest. A nurse is available 24/7.

Dietary counseling and Integrative therapies are also available to meet individualized needs. Specially trained hospice volunteers provide supportive services for patients and families. These include conversation, companionship, compassionate listening, massage, preparation of a light meal or running an errand.

VNHC participates in We Honor Veterans, a program that helps hospice professionals learn how to better serve veterans through the challenges they may be facing at end-of-life from their unique experiences serving in the military.

Serenity House, our inpatient hospice house, is an option if your needs cannot be met at home.

Hospice Care is a benefit under Medicare, Medi-Cal, and most private insurances. Please find more information at Hospice: A Medicare Service Worth Asking About and Payment for Services.

Visiting Nurse & Hospice Care and Affiliates (VNHC) do not discriminate against any person on the basis of race, color, national origin, disability, religion, gender, sexual orientation or age in admission, treatment, or participation in its programs, services, and activities, or in employment.
For further information about this policy as it pertains to patient services, programs and activities, contact the Compliance Director at (805) 965-5555 or email ComplianceDirector@vnhcsb.org.

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