A new, specialized hospice program designed for your patients with end-stage COPD to improve quality of life and reduce hospitalizations and ED visits.
Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD), the 3rd leading cause of death in the U.S., has a profound clinical and economic impact. With high symptom burden and an unpredictable trajectory, COPD significantly reduces patients’ quality of life, and can be very stressful on caregivers. COPD is associated with excessive rates of hospital readmissions and ED visits, and can be attributed to over $50B in annual health care expenditures, including $13.2B in hospitalizations due to acute exacerbations.¹
As a progressive, non-curable disease, the clinical and economic burden of COPD increases substantially as the disease progresses.
The only of its kind in the New York metro area, VNSNY created the VNSNY COPD Hospice Care program for your patients with end-stage COPD to:
Developed in collaboration with leading NYC pulmonologists, using evidence-based clinical protocols, the VNSNY COPD Hospice Care program meets the unique needs of end-stage COPD patients, with a focus on managing the two most distressing symptoms—dyspnea and the anxiety it causes.
When thinking about your patients with COPD, the following are signs that they might benefit from VNSNY COPD Hospice Care:
For more information, download VNSNY’s Hospice Candidate Card.
Patients with COPD who meet general hospice eligibility criteria are candidates for this program. Disease-specific indicators include:
Referring patients early is critical, as it enables patients and families to maximize the time they can benefit from the added support, symptom management, and improved quality of life provided by this specialized hospice program.
We welcome the opportunity to meet with patients and families in person to help start the conversation and discuss care options. We are available 24/7.
1. Shah, T et al. COPD Readmissions: Addressing COPD in the Era of Value-based Health Care. CHEST. 2016 Oct;150(4):916-926