Hospice

“I believe that we all need to feel secure.” –Kathy Leier, RN & Hospice Team Leader

IT ONLY TAKES ONE CALL. WE HANDLE EVERYTHING ELSE.

“When my father needed end of life care, I felt supported by the strong backs and soft hearts at New Milford VNA & Hospice.  We are fortunate to have this organization in our community.”  —Barbara Henry, Roxbury, CT

 

 HOSPICE & PALLIATIVE CARE

Hospice is about honoring life and being surrounded by people who care.  Our interdisciplinary team of doctors, nurses, bereavement counselors, therapists and volunteers is focused on enhancing quality of life during the time that remains. When our team steps in to coordinate medical equipment, manage pain medication, and offer spiritual counsel, the Hospice family can shift to a calmer, peaceful and more meaningful family-centered environment.

Palliative care can begin at diagnosis and continue alongside curative care.  When curative care is no longer effective, the patient transitions from Palliative services to Hospice. Palliative and Hospice services are deeply rooted in the spirit of hope, love and respect. Both Hospice and Palliative Care can be received at home, skilled nursing facilities or in a hospital setting. Referrals may come from the patient, family member, physician or other health care clinician. Call us to help determine whether Hospice services are appropriate

 

GRIEF SUPPORT

We offer daytime and evening grief support groups, as well as a week-long bereavement camp for children –Camp Jonathan  These groups and programs are led by professional grief counselors, and are offered at no charge thanks for the generosity of donations made to New Milford VNA & Hospice. Click here to learn more.

STARTING THE HOSPICE CONVERSATION

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