Palliative Care

Palliative care is for people of any age and at any stage in an illness, whether that illness is curable, chronic, or life-threatening. If you or a loved one are suffering from symptoms of a disease or disorder, be sure to ask your current physician for a referral for a palliative care consult.

After a referral is received from your doctor or hospital case manager, our compassionate and experienced nurse will go to your home, evaluate your needs and tailor a care plan to fit your specific needs.

HOPE at Home

Home Care Offering a Palliative Care Experience

HOPE is the name of our palliative care program at New Milford Visiting Nurse & Hospice. Our HOPE program offers services to improve quality of life for patients experiencing life-threatening, life limiting or advanced illness whether or not they are pursing curative treatment. 

To palliate means to make comfortable; treatments or procedures are provided when they will contribute to the comfort of the patient. The goal is to maintain the dignity of life while addressing physical, emotional, social and spiritual needs

Areas of Focus

  • Pain & Symptom Management
  •  Skilled Nursing
  • Physical Therapy
  • Occupational Therapy
  • Speech Therapy
  • Medical Social Work

Palliative Care vs. Hospice: What's the Difference?

At New Milford VNA & Hospice, we understand how difficult it may be to understand the difference between Palliative Care and Hospice. To help you better understand how these program differ click here