Compassionate End-of-Life Care When You Need it Most
Our Hospice Nurse Case Managers Mary Czaikowski, Tanya Brown and Trung Le are interviewed here on the NPR program Audacious, with Chion Wolf. Looking at the celebration of life at the time of a patient’s death, we can begin to understand the layers of care in home-based hospice during this family’s journey. We salute the dedication, wisdom and skill of our nurses that are shown in the sensitivity of this program.
Listen to the Interview: https://www.wnpr.org/post/look-helpers-anatomy-death
Hospice care services in Simsbury, Granby and the rest of Hartford County in Connecticut
Give your loved one every opportunity to embrace life and live it to the fullest with hospice care through Farmington Valley VNA. Trust our dedicated nurses to deliver compassionate end-of-life care and support to your loved one in the comfort of their home with skilled care, nursing visits and guidance.
Farmington Valley Visiting Nurses Association is a leader in clinical care and state of the art service. Our team understands how difficult this time is for our patients as well as their family. We make it our mission to treat your family as if we would our own, by providing exceptional patient and family-centric care to those dealing with life-limiting illnesses. We specialize in providing our patients with attentive end-of-life care to improve our patients’ quality of life by reducing anxiety, controlling pain, and offering unending emotional support in their time of need.
No matter what illness your loved one is suffering from, you can count on our team to be a source of guidance and reassurance all the while providing them with personalized end-of-life services. Whether they are in need of in-home hospice care or palliative care, you can rest assured that you have options when selecting the right care for your loved one.
What is hospice care?
Hospice is a specialized care designed to meet the physical, emotional and spiritual needs of patients with terminal illnesses, and to provide support to family members. Hospice can be provided in your home, or that of your loved one, as well as at an assisted living residence, or skilled nursing facility.
What is palliative care?
Palliative care is about making patients as comfortable and peaceful as possible, with pain management and psychological support.
In-home hospice services
Our hospice services consist of specialized nursing care, home health assistance, nutritional guidance, mobility therapies, social work services, medication management, and pastoral care that is available around the clock, 365 days a year.
Can I afford hospice care?
Medicare benefits and most insurance plans offer coverage for most or all of the costs of end-of-life care, including medical equipment, prescriptions and other supplies related to the hospice diagnosis. Ask for us by name so that we can work with you to help your loved one get the care he or she needs.
What to expect from hospice care with FVVNA?
Many Connecticut families seeking hospice for a loved one don’t know exactly what to expect. It’s important to know that you have people close by who can help you, support you and lift some of the emotional weight that can come with caring for a loved one. Farmington Valley Visiting Nurses offer care and compassion from caregivers with extensive experience in hospice care.
Free consultation for hospice services
We offer a free consultation where you can learn more about our hospice services and what they entail. During this consultation, one of our nurses or social workers will go over everything you can expect during hospice, as well as who are eligible to receive this type of care. Let us show you our services and what we can do to help you and your family during this difficult time.Call us at (860) 651-3539 to speak with us about hospice care and how we can help.
We want to thank the entire VNA and Hospice organizations that supported and watched over our Dad during the last six months. Your organization, from the health care aids and homemakers to the nurses and social workers, were great. It took a lot of burden and stress off the entire family.
We can’t thank you enough for enabling us to keep our son at home with us as he fought his brain tumor. As difficult as it was, for him to be in familiar surroundings to the end, we hope, gave him security and peace.
We cannot begin to thank you enough for the compassion, comfort, dignity and professionalism which you all showed in helping our family in this time of need. She could not have passed on in such peace and with such dignity without your help.