Palliative Care

Palliative care is an extension of home care services. It is available at any point during a serious illness and does not depend on the patient’s prognosis. Treatments can still be pursued while under palliative care.

Support, Comfort, and Quality of Life are the cornerstones of palliative care, which supports a holistic approach to relieve suffering and provide quality of life so patients can live as fully as possible.

Understanding Palliative Care

Who might elect to receive palliative care?

Anyone living with a serious illness such as cancer, congestive heart failure (CHF), chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), neurologic diseases, dementia, kidney or liver disease.

How do you receive palliative care?

Your primary care doctor continues to direct your care so discussing palliative care options with your doctor first is suggested. If presently under certified home care services and interested in pursuing palliative care, you can also discuss it with your certified home care nurse who can facilitate further discussion with our palliative care coordinator and your doctor.

Why choose palliative care?

To help with symptoms like pain, shortness of breath, nausea, loss of appetite, fatigue, anxiety, and/or depression.

Where is palliative care provided?

Where ever you call home is where palliative care is delivered by our palliative care team. Working with your primary care doctor, the team ensures that the patient’s goals are established and needs are met. This includes coordinating communication between patient, family, and all healthcare providers.

The NVNA and Hospice Palliative Care Team is led by a hospice and palliative care certified nurse practitioner and includes palliative care nurses, rehab disciplines (PT, OT, speech), social worker, home health aides, and other clinicians as needed. The team is supported by the medical director.

What else can palliative care offer?

  • Social, psychological, emotional and spiritual support provided by the palliative care team.
  • Support for families and caregivers to address the stressors of serious illness.
  • A better understanding of the disease process and treatment choices.

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

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Wellness Clinic 9:30 am
Wellness Clinic @ Granite Place
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Blood Pressure & Sugar Screening 11:00 am
Blood Pressure & Sugar Screening @ Duxbury Council on Aging
Nov 1 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm
 
Oncology Support Group 3:00 pm
Oncology Support Group @ NVNA SUPPORTS
Nov 1 @ 3:00 pm – 4:30 pm
 
Oncology Men’s Support Group 6:00 pm
Oncology Men’s Support Group @ NVNA SUPPORTS
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Wellness Clinic 8:45 am
Wellness Clinic @ Marshfield Town Hall
Nov 6 @ 8:45 am – 11:45 am
 
Blood Pressure Screening 10:00 am
Blood Pressure Screening @ Hingham Council on Aging
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Tai Chi 10:00 am
Tai Chi @ NVNA SUPPORTS
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Wellness Clinic 11:00 am
Wellness Clinic @ Rockland Town Hall
Nov 6 @ 11:00 am – 12:30 pm
 
Wellness Clinic 1:00 pm
Wellness Clinic @ Whitman Town Hall
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Oncology Caregivers’ Support Group 6:00 pm
Oncology Caregivers’ Support Group @ NVNA SUPPORTS
Nov 6 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm
 
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Blood Pressure & Sugar Screening 10:30 am
Blood Pressure & Sugar Screening @ Norwell Council on Aging
Nov 8 @ 10:30 am – 12:00 pm
 
Oncology Support Group 3:00 pm
Oncology Support Group @ NVNA SUPPORTS
Nov 8 @ 3:00 pm – 4:30 pm
 
Melanoma Support Group 6:00 pm
Melanoma Support Group @ NVNA SUPPORTS
Nov 8 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm
 
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Wellness Clinic 8:45 am
Wellness Clinic @ Marshfield Town Hall
Nov 13 @ 8:45 am – 11:45 am
 
Blood Pressure Screening 9:30 am
Blood Pressure Screening @ Inn at Silver Lake
Nov 13 @ 9:30 am – 10:30 am
 
Tai Chi 10:00 am
Tai Chi @ NVNA SUPPORTS
Nov 13 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am
 
Blood Pressure Screening 10:30 am
Blood Pressure Screening @ Hanson Council on Aging
Nov 13 @ 10:30 am – 11:30 am
 
Blood Pressure Screening 10:45 am
Blood Pressure Screening @ Wingate Residences
Nov 13 @ 10:45 am – 11:45 am
 
Blood Pressure & Sugar Screening 11:00 am
Blood Pressure & Sugar Screening @ Marshfield Council on Aging
Nov 13 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm
 
Wellness Clinic 1:00 pm
Wellness Clinic @ Whitman Town Hall
Nov 13 @ 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm
 
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Blood Pressure Screening 9:30 am
Blood Pressure Screening @ Pinehills
Nov 14 @ 9:30 am – 11:00 am
 
Alzheimer’s/Dementia Caregivers Support Group 10:30 am
Alzheimer’s/Dementia Caregivers Support Group @ NVNA and Hospice
Nov 14 @ 10:30 am – 12:00 pm
 
Oncology Support Group 10:30 am
Oncology Support Group @ NVNA SUPPORTS
Nov 14 @ 10:30 am – 12:00 pm
 
Wellness Clinic 12:00 pm
Wellness Clinic @ Whitman Council on Aging
Nov 14 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
 
Blood Pressure Screening 1:30 pm
Blood Pressure Screening @ Allerton House at Central Park
Nov 14 @ 1:30 pm – 2:30 pm
 
Partner/Spouse Loss Support Group 2:00 pm
Partner/Spouse Loss Support Group @ NVNA SUPPORTS
Nov 14 @ 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm
 
Blood Pressure Screening 4:40 pm
Blood Pressure Screening @ Village at Proprietors Green
Nov 14 @ 4:40 pm – 5:40 pm
 
Brain Aneurysm Support Group 6:30 pm
Brain Aneurysm Support Group @ NVNA SUPPORTS
Nov 14 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm
 
Neurosurgeon to Speak on Brain Aneurysm 6:30 pm
Neurosurgeon to Speak on Brain Aneurysm @ NVNA and Hospice
Nov 14 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm
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Wellness Clinic 9:30 am
Wellness Clinic @ Granite Place
Nov 15 @ 9:30 am – 11:30 am
 
Wellness Clinic 10:00 am
Wellness Clinic @ Rockland Council on Aging
Nov 15 @ 10:00 am – 11:30 am
 
Parkinson’s Caregiver Support Group 11:00 am
Parkinson’s Caregiver Support Group @ 110 Fitness
Nov 15 @ 11:00 am – 12:30 pm
 
Blood Pressure Screening 11:30 am
Blood Pressure Screening @ South Shore YMCA
Nov 15 @ 11:30 am – 12:30 pm
 
Oncology Support Group 3:00 pm
Oncology Support Group @ NVNA SUPPORTS
Nov 15 @ 3:00 pm – 4:30 pm
 
Oncology Men’s Support Group 6:00 pm
Oncology Men’s Support Group
Nov 15 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
 
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Wellness Clinic 8:45 am
Wellness Clinic @ Marshfield Town Hall
Nov 20 @ 8:45 am – 11:45 am
 
Tai Chi 10:00 am
Tai Chi @ NVNA SUPPORTS
Nov 20 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am
 
Blood Pressure Screening 10:30 am
Blood Pressure Screening @ Milton Council on Aging
Nov 20 @ 10:30 am – 11:30 am
 
Wellness Clinic 1:00 pm
Wellness Clinic @ Whitman Town Hall
Nov 20 @ 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm
 
Oncology Caregivers’ Support Group 6:00 pm
Oncology Caregivers’ Support Group @ NVNA SUPPORTS
Nov 20 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm
 
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Wellness Clinic 9:30 am
Wellness Clinic @ Fenno House
Nov 22 @ 9:30 am – 10:30 am
 
Oncology Support Group 3:00 pm
Oncology Support Group @ NVNA SUPPORTS
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Breast Cancer Support Group 9:30 am
Breast Cancer Support Group @ NVNA SUPPORTS
Nov 26 @ 9:30 am – 11:30 am
 
Wellness Clinic 11:00 am
Wellness Clinic @ Halifax Town Hall
Nov 26 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm
 
Cardiovascular Disease (CVD) Support Group 5:32 pm
Adults Grieving Loss of a Parent 6:00 pm
Adults Grieving Loss of a Parent
Nov 26 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
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Wellness Clinic 8:45 am
Wellness Clinic @ Marshfield Town Hall
Nov 27 @ 8:45 am – 11:45 am
 
Tai Chi 10:00 am
Tai Chi @ NVNA SUPPORTS
Nov 27 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am
 
Wellness Clinic 1:00 pm
Wellness Clinic @ Whitman Town Hall
Nov 27 @ 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm
 
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Oncology Support Group 3:00 pm
Oncology Support Group @ NVNA SUPPORTS
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