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Hospice



If you need hospice care, request us by name:
Visiting Nurse Association of Southeast Michigan.

Referrals are accepted 24 hours a day/7 days a week.
(800) 561-7007

Hospice is a service that provides professional, compassionate care for people at the end of life and their families.

VNA's team approach can include your physician, family members and caregivers. Under the direction of VNA's hospice physician, our experienced team of nurses, social workers, spiritual counselors, therapists, home health aides and volunteers works closely with you and your family to meet your physical, emotional, spiritual and bereavement needs.

While services are provided primarily in a person's home with respect for ethnic and cultural diversity, hospice care can be provided anywhere including assisted living facilities and hospitals.

Listen to VNA staff members talk about hospice topics
on Senior Forum Radio AM 1400

Hospice: It's about Living (30 minutes)

Hospice: Rewards of Volunteering (30 minutes)

Hospice: Advance Care Planning Using the "Five Wishes"
(30 minutes)

To learn more about Medicare and your hospice benefit, download this
Free guide to understanding your hospice Medicare benefit.
Click here to download guide. (requires Adobe Acrobat Reader)


Hospice Philosophy
Hospice affirms life. Hospice exists to provide support and comfort to dying patients and their families in the terminal phase of illness. Hospice supports these patients so that they might live as comfortably and as fully as possible. Hospice neither hastens nor postpones death. Hospice exists in the hope and belief that through appropriate care and the promotion of a caring community, patients and families may be free to attain a degree of mental and spiritual preparation for death that is satisfactory to them.



Services
VNA Hospice care is individualized to your needs. An on-call nurse is is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.


Our services include the following:

  • Nursing
  • Physician services for medical needs
  • Social Workers
  • Spiritual Counseling
  • Home health aides
  • Specialized care
  • Physical, occupational and speech/language therapy
  • Nutrition counseling
  • Respite care
  • Companion and respite services by trained volunteers
  • Medications for pain relief and symptom management
  • Medical supplies and equipment
  • Up to 13 months of bereavement services


    You Can Rely on Our Quality Care
  • More than a century of experience in home health care
  • Accredited by The Joint Commission
  • A provider member of the National Hospice Organization, Michigan Hospice Organization and Hospice Association of America
  • Licensed by the Michigan Department of Community Health
  • Medicare-Certified


    Eligibility
    VNA of Southeast Michigan's hospice program serves:
  • Any individual whose physician has prescribed hospice care who is a resident of Wayne, Oakland or Macomb counties.
  • All adults, regardless of ethnic background or religious affiliation. Prior hospitalization is not required.


    Cost
    VNA is certified by Medicare, Medicaid and Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan as a provider of hospice care. VNA also accepts other insurances.


    Medicare Coverage
    When a Medicare-eligible hospice patient receives services from a Medicare-approved hospice, Medicare will cover:
  • Physician services
  • Nursing care
  • Medical appliances and supplies as appropriate
  • Medication for symptom management and pain relief
  • Short-term inpatient and respite care
  • Home health aide
  • Physical and other therapies
  • Counseling


    Contact Us
    For questions about hospice or to arrange services call:
    (800) 561-7007

    To volunteer call:
    (248) 967-8361
    E-mail: vna@vna.org

     

     

     

     

     

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