Hospice – New Milford VNA & Hospice

“I am privileged to be able to tell patients and families how Hospice is not about dying but rather it is about living.” -Kathy Leier, Hospice Team Leader

New Milford VNA Hospice Nurse

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NMVNA Hospice Nursing

We’re here for you

The mission of New Milford VNA Hospice is to improve quality of life by easing pain and providing comfort. Using a team approach, we provide the primary caregiver with well trained support. A non-profit organization, New Milford VNA & Hospice has provided care to patients and families for over 30 years.

New Milford VNA & Hospice works with patients and families to develop individualized plans of care that meet their needs. Our team provides services anywhere our patients live:
• Home
• Skilled Nursing Facility
• Hospital
• Independent Living Complex
• Assisted Living Residence

Services are covered by Medicare, Medicaid
and most private insurers.

What to expect from Hospice Care

New Milford VNA & Hospice will oversee the arrangements for medical equipment, supplies and medications necessary for symptom control, pain relief and comfort.

Your main contact is a registered nurse who is trained in Hospice care. The nurse will help alleviate pain and manage symptoms, and will provide education, training and support to caregivers.

Other members of the New Milford VNA Hospice team who will provide experienced and compassionate care include:

  • Hospice Physician
  • Certified Nursing Assistant
  • Speech, Physical and Occupational Therapist
  • Medical Social Worker
  • Homemakers
  • Dietitian
  • Pharmacist
  • Chaplain
  • Massage Therapist
  • Trained Volunteers
  • Bereavement Counseling

 

How to arrange for services

Most patients are referred to Hospice by their physicians or other healthcare professionals. Early referrals are encouraged so that the patient and family can receive the full benefits of the Hospice program.

We care for you, body & spirit

Hospice patients are understandably concerned about the well-being of their loved ones after their death. We provide specially trained grief counselors to provide expert, ongoing support during the Hospice care period and afterwards.
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Who We Are

New Milford Visiting Nurse Association & Hospice, formed in 1918 during the worldwide flu epidemic, is a non-profit health care agency dedicated to providing quality home care, Hospice and public health services. Our home care and Hospice programs are Medicare Certified and State of Connecticut licensed. We accept Medicare, Medicaid, private insurance and direct payment for services.

Through generous support

of area towns, United Way of Western Connecticut, and tax deductible gifts, bequests and memorial contributions, we are able to provide outstanding home health care; Hospice services and community wellness programs.

We are available 24 hours a day every day at 860-354-2216