. Hospice Care | Farmington Valley VNA | Simsbury & Granby CT
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Hospice Care

Hospice Care - Farmington Valley VNA

Hospice Services

Compassionate End-of-Life Care When You Need it Most

Hospice Care NPR program Audacious

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.

Medical Director Oversight

A licensed physician assists the hospice team with establishing and supervising your personalized plan of care.

Hospice Nursing

Our Hospice nurses administer tend to your medical and physical needs, and help to coordinate all components of your treatment plan.

Social Work Services

Ongoing emotional and social support is available for hospice patients and their caregivers.

Pharmacy Consultation

Our nursing staff regularly monitors your medications and consults with contracted pharmacists, as needed, to help you be as comfortable as possible.

Nutritional Guidance

A Registered Dietician is available to address eating problems and help modify diets to meet your nutritional needs.

Volunteer visits

Specially trained Hospice volunteers offer companionship and camaraderie, as well as respite for caregivers.

Pastoral Care

Spiritual support, in a manner consistent with your beliefs and desires, is available through local clergy.

Bereavement Support

Counseling, support groups, volunteer visits, and information regarding the grief process is available to family and caregivers prior to and in the 13 month period following a loss.

Pet Therapy

Certified therapy dogs are available to visit with Hospice patients who would enjoy positive interaction with a pet.

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