Hospice Services

Hospice services are provided to patients in the comfort of their own home or home-like setting during the last phases of a terminal illness. Hospice emphasizes the quality of life by focusing on what’s important for each patient, offering pain management and symptom relief as well as emotional, social, and spiritual support.

For anyone needing hospice on the South Shore, our staff provides quality hospice services whether the patient lives in their own home, family member’s home, assisted living community, hospital or nursing facility, or at our hospice residence in Hingham.

Understanding Hospice Care

The Goals of Hospice Care

Focusing on the care of a patient, rather than a cure, hospice care is provided to patients with an estimated life expectancy of six months or less. From pain relief and nursing care to emotion support and help with completing everyday tasks, hospice care will ensure you are as comfortable as possible.

Qualifying for Hospice

To begin hospice care, the patient must meet hospice eligibility requirements that have been established by the U.S. Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services. Some of these requirements include a life expectancy of six months or less, frequent hospitalizations in the past six months, and rapid decline in condition.

How does hospice care work?

Once a patient has qualified for hospice care, they will work together with their physician to find a hospice provider. The hospice team, physician, and family will then come up with an individualized treatment plan to ensure comfort and support.

 

How is the patient kept comfortable?

With many terminal illnesses, pain and other symptoms become more prevalent as the illness progresses. Our hospice team receives special training to care for all pain and symptoms both physically and emotionally. Our team works together with the patient’s physician to ensure the patient receives the medication, therapies, and procedures that are outlined in the patient’s care plan.

Quality of Life Assurance

Hospice Team

When you choose NVNA and Hospice for your hospice services, the patient will have a team behind them to ensure comfort and support. In addition to a nurse case manager, medical social worker and home health aides, the family can also request physical and occupational therapists, speech therapists, spiritual care coordinator and volunteers.

Medical Care

Both our hospice medical director and hospice nurses are certified in hospice care and have extensive training in pain and symptom management. They will work together to provide an individualized comfort care plan based off the patient’s needs.

Personal Care

Specially trained in hospice care, our home health aides provide assistance with personal needs, including bathing, dressing, skin care, and restroom assistance.

Emotional Care

The entire NVNA and Hospice team don’t just assist the patient, but also providing support to the family as well. With extensive counseling, grief support and assistance community resources, our social workers will meet with the patient and family as needed.

Spiritual Care

As an optional service, our NVNA and Hospice chaplain is available for visits no matter what the patient’s personal beliefs and spiritual needs are. If you would prefer to be connect with local clergy or resources instead, our team is more than willing to make that connection for you.

Bereavement Care

Hospice bereavement services are an important support system before, during, and after a loved one’s death. Our bereavement coordinator is a licensed social worker that provides support to surviving family members for up to 13 months following the loss of a loved one.

Considering hospice care for a loved one?
Get in touch with us today.

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