Frequently Asked Questions
How do I get started? Do patients have a choice?
Simply call us at 781-659-2342 and we will work with your healthcare provider to get a referral and start your care. Patients have a choice and can request NVNA and Hospice by name before they leave the hospital or a Skilled Nursing Facility.
What services does NVNA and Hospice provide?
NVNA and Hospice has a variety of highly skilled healthcare providers on staff, including skilled nurses, home health aides, certified diabetes educators, licensed social workers, and many other knowledgeable healthcare professionals that offer a variety of palliative care, hospice care, and bereavement services. In addition to these, NVNA and Hospice also offers a variety of programs and support groups through NVNA SUPPORTS.
When is Home Care necessary?
VNA care may be necessary for a variety of reasons. We treat patients who are recovering from an illness, surgery, stroke, heart attack, or an accident. Our job is to support the patients as well as their families, with an overall goal of maintaining independence and dignity. We accomplish this goal by empowering individuals with the tools and information they need to stay healthy and happy within the comfort of their own homes.
How can I contact my caregiver?
Our trained, caring clinicians have active schedules that often take them away from the office. However, we are always available to meet your needs. In order to be connected to your caregiver as quickly as possible, please call our office at (781) 659-2342. For billing and general questions, please call during office hours, Monday-Friday 8am to 5pm.
What if I need help at night or on weekends?
If you need help during non-office hours, NVNA and Hospice has a 24-hour answer service, 7 days a week. If you need assistance, please call us at (781) 659-2342.
What if I live out-of-state and need more help for my aging Mom or Dad?
We’ve got you covered. In addition to offering a full-continuum of home care, our private care division, NVNA WORKS, can get loved ones home from the Hospital or Skilled nursing facility, pick up medications, get groceries, take people to doctor’s appointments and even do some light housekeeping. We can also help local adult caregivers who just need one full-night sleep or need to travel for a big event like a wedding. Visit NVNA WORKS to learn more.
If a loved one is a hospice patient and needs help at night or on weekends, what happens?
Healthcare doesn’t stop at 5 p.m. and neither do we. Once on hospice, the primary goal is to remain at home and not return to the hospital. Concerns that arise after normal business hours will be addressed by a hospice trained caregiver collaborating with the patient’s physician to achieve the patient’s goal of remaining comfortably at home. We always have Hospice caregivers on-call at (781) 659-2342.