What is Palliative Care?

Our Palliative Care Program is for patients who have an advanced illness but are not
quite ready for hospice. In this program, patients will receive heightened care with an
emphasis on emotional and physical pain management. The clinicians in this program are
trained in both curative and comfort care. If and when a patient decides to transition to
hospice, there will be continuity as the same clinicians can carry on with hospice.

Goals: Alleviate Pain & Prevent Hospital Readmission

  • RN will see patient for 3 consecutive days after hospital discharge to stabilize
    patient/family at home and reduce hospital readmissions immediately after discharge.
    We use these opportunities to reinforce teaching of the disease process, treatment plan,
    and when to call VNA vs. when to call 911.
  • MSW will see patient within 48 hours of hospital discharge.
  • Physical Therapists are trained to adjust treatment plan to emphasize exercises which
    control pain.
  • Palliative Care Physician will regularly review the plan of care to adjust medications
    and therapy where necessary to provide the most pain-free scenario for the patient.

Please contact us to discuss what may work best for you.

Why Case Managers, Social Works & Physicians Appreciate VNA

  • Patient-first Culture
  • Smooth Coordination
  • Huge Coverage Area—5,000 square miles
  • All-in-1: Home Health, Palliative Care, Hospice, & Caregivers
  • Contracts with Major Health Plans
  • Real-time Online Access to Patient Charts

Why Patients & Families Appreciate VNA


  • Family Involved in Care Plan
  • Complete Transparency
  • Quick Response Time
  • 24-7 On-Call