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 8:45 am
Wellness Clinic @ Marshfield Town Hall
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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
May 1 @ 11:00 am – 12:30 pm
 
Wellness Clinic 1:00 pm
Wellness Clinic @ Whitman Town Hall
May 1 @ 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm
 
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Blood Pressure Screening 9:00 am
Blood Pressure Screening @ Fairing Way
May 2 @ 9:00 am – 10:00 am
 
Blood Pressure Screening 9:30 am
Blood Pressure Screening @ Allerton House
May 2 @ 9:30 am – 10:30 am
 
Oncology Support Group 10:30 am
Oncology Support Group @ NVNA SUPPORTS
May 2 @ 10:30 am – 12:00 pm
 
Bereavement Support Grop 2:00 pm
Bereavement Support Grop @ NVNA SUPPORTS
May 2 @ 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm
 
How Do You Know When It’s Time for a Memory Care Neighborhood? 5:00 pm
How Do You Know When It’s Time for a Memory Care Neighborhood? @ Allerton House at Central Park
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Blood Pressure Screening 9:30 am
Blood Pressure Screening @ South Shore YMCA
May 3 @ 9:30 am – 10:30 am
 
Wellness Clinic 9:30 am
Wellness Clinic @ Granite Place
May 3 @ 9:30 am – 11:30 am
 
Blood Pressure & Sugar Screening 11:00 am
Blood Pressure & Sugar Screening @ Duxbury Council on Aging
May 3 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm
 
Oncology Support Group 3:00 pm
Oncology Support Group @ NVNA SUPPORTS
May 3 @ 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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Breast Cancer Support Group 9:30 am
Breast Cancer Support Group @ NVNA SUPPORTS
May 7 @ 9:30 am – 11:30 am
 
Diabetes Support Group 10:00 am
Diabetes Support Group @ NVNA SUPPORTS
May 7 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am
 
Blood Pressure Screening 11:00 am
Blood Pressure Screening @ The Elms
May 7 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm
 
Wellness Clinic 11:00 am
Wellness Clinic @ Cherry Hill II
May 7 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm
 
Blood Pressure Screening 12:30 pm
Blood Pressure Screening @ Plymouth Council on Aging
May 7 @ 12:30 pm – 1:30 pm
 
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Wellness Clinic 8:45 am
Wellness Clinic @ Marshfield Town Hall
May 8 @ 8:45 am – 11:45 am
 
Blood Pressure Screening 9:30 am
Blood Pressure Screening @ Inn at Silver Lake
May 8 @ 9:30 am – 10:30 am
 
Blood Pressure Screening 10:30 am
Blood Pressure Screening @ Hanson Council on Aging
May 8 @ 10:30 am – 11:30 am
 
Blood Pressure Screening 10:45 am
Blood Pressure Screening @ Wingate Residences
May 8 @ 10:45 am – 11:45 am
 
Blood Pressure & Sugar Screening 11:00 am
Blood Pressure & Sugar Screening @ Marshfield Council on Aging
May 8 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm
 
Wellness Clinic 1:00 pm
Wellness Clinic @ Whitman Town Hall
May 8 @ 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm
 
Oncology Caregivers’ Support Group 6:00 pm
Oncology Caregivers’ Support Group @ NVNA SUPPORTS
May 8 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm
 
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Blood Pressure Screening 9:30 am
Blood Pressure Screening @ Pinehills
May 9 @ 9:30 am – 11:00 am
 
Alzheimer’s/Dementia Caregiver’s Support Group 10:30 am
Alzheimer’s/Dementia Caregiver’s Support Group @ NVNA SUPPORTS
May 9 @ 10:30 am – 12:00 pm
 
Oncology Support Group 10:30 am
Oncology Support Group @ NVNA SUPPORTS
May 9 @ 10:30 am – 12:00 pm
 
Wellness Clinic 12:00 pm
Wellness Clinic @ Whitman Council on Aging
May 9 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
 
Blood Pressure Screening 1:30 pm
Blood Pressure Screening @ Allerton House at Central Park
May 9 @ 1:30 pm – 2:30 pm
 
Bereavement Support Grop 2:00 pm
Bereavement Support Grop @ NVNA SUPPORTS
May 9 @ 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm
 
Blood Pressure Screening 4:40 pm
Blood Pressure Screening @ Village at Proprietors Green
May 9 @ 4:40 pm – 5:40 pm
 
Brain Aneurysm Support Group 6:30 pm
Brain Aneurysm Support Group @ NVNA SUPPORTS
May 9 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm
 
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Blood Pressure & Sugar Screening 10:30 am
Blood Pressure & Sugar Screening @ Norwell Council on Aging
May 10 @ 10:30 am – 12:00 pm
 
Oncology Support Group 3:00 pm
Oncology Support Group @ NVNA SUPPORTS
May 10 @ 3:00 pm – 4:30 pm
 
Melanoma Support Group 6:00 pm
Melanoma Support Group @ NVNA SUPPORTS
May 10 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm
 
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Wellness Clinic 8:45 am
Wellness Clinic @ Marshfield Town Hall
May 15 @ 8:45 am – 11:45 am
 
Blood Pressure & Sugar Screening 9:00 am
Blood Pressure & Sugar Screening @ Hanover Council on Aging
May 15 @ 9:00 am – 10:00 am
 
Tai Chi 10:00 am
Tai Chi @ NVNA SUPPORTS
May 15 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am
 
Blood Pressure Screening 10:30 am
Blood Pressure Screening @ Milton Council on Aging
May 15 @ 10:30 am – 11:30 am
 
Wellness Clinic 1:00 pm
Wellness Clinic @ Whitman Town Hall
May 15 @ 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm
 
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Wellness Clinic 9:30 am
Wellness Clinic @ Granite Place
May 17 @ 9:30 am – 11:30 am
 
Wellness Clinic 10:00 am
Wellness Clinic @ Rockland Council on Aging
May 17 @ 10:00 am – 11:30 am
 
Parkinson’s Caregiver Support Group 11:00 am
Parkinson’s Caregiver Support Group @ 110 Fitness
May 17 @ 11:00 am – 12:30 pm
 
Blood Pressure Screening 11:30 am
Blood Pressure Screening @ South Shore YMCA
May 17 @ 11:30 am – 12:30 pm
 
Oncology Support Group 3:00 pm
Oncology Support Group @ NVNA SUPPORTS
May 17 @ 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
May 22 @ 8:45 am – 11:45 am
 
Tai Chi 10:00 am
Tai Chi @ NVNA SUPPORTS
May 22 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am
 
Wellness Clinic 1:00 pm
Wellness Clinic @ Whitman Town Hall
May 22 @ 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm
 
Oncology Caregivers’ Support Group 6:00 pm
Oncology Caregivers’ Support Group @ NVNA SUPPORTS
May 22 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm
 
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Oncology Support Group 10:30 am
Oncology Support Group @ NVNA SUPPORTS
May 23 @ 10:30 am – 12:00 pm
 
Bereavement Support Grop 2:00 pm
Bereavement Support Grop @ NVNA SUPPORTS
May 23 @ 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm
 
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Wellness Clinic 9:30 am
Wellness Clinic @ Fenno House
May 24 @ 9:30 am – 10:30 am
 
Wellness Clinic 12:00 pm
Wellness Clinic @ Wallaston Manor
May 24 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
 
Oncology Support Group 3:00 pm
Oncology Support Group @ NVNA SUPPORTS
May 24 @ 3:00 pm – 4:30 pm
 
Oncology Caregiver’s Support Group 6:00 pm
Oncology Caregiver’s Support Group @ NVNA SUPPORTS
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Breast Cancer Support Group 9:30 am
Breast Cancer Support Group @ NVNA SUPPORTS
May 28 @ 9:30 am – 11:30 am
 
Wellness Clinic 11:00 am
Wellness Clinic @ Halifax Town Hall
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Wellness Clinic 8:45 am
Wellness Clinic @ Marshfield Town Hall
May 29 @ 8:45 am – 11:45 am
 
Tai Chi 10:00 am
Tai Chi @ NVNA SUPPORTS
May 29 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am
 
Wellness Clinic 1:00 pm
Wellness Clinic @ Whitman Town Hall
May 29 @ 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm
 
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Oncology Support Group 10:30 am
Oncology Support Group @ NVNA SUPPORTS
May 30 @ 10:30 am – 12:00 pm
 
Bereavement Support Grop 2:00 pm
Bereavement Support Grop @ NVNA SUPPORTS
May 30 @ 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm
 

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