Studies show early engagement of hospice can extend and improve quality of life.
Anyone coping with a terminal diagnosis is welcome to inquire about VNA’s hospice programs at any point. You do not have to wait until your doctor recommends hospice to learn about your options. Although many people believe that hospice care is designed to provide the necessary care for the final days of life, studies have proven that earlier engagement of hospice can extend life and improve quality of life as well.
The most appropriate time to begin receiving hospice care is when the decision has been made to switch from curative treatments to comfort care. Our hospice team can provide clinical, social, and emotional support to help clients make the most of each day. At VNA, our experienced team works closely with each individual and family to provide assistance and support throughout the process.
If you have received a terminal diagnosis, we urge you to consider beginning the conversation with our Hospice staff now so that you have all the information you need to make decisions about your care. To speak with someone on the Hospice team, please call (800) 757-3326.