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Every day, our dedicated staff provide hands-on, expert care to New Yorkers who need it. These are their stories.
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Meet the Singing VNSNY Hospice Nurse Who Uses Music to Help Her Patients

Meet the Singing VNSNY Hospice Nurse Who Uses Music to Help Her Patients

The TODAY show featured a VNSNY Hospice Nurse who uses the healing power of music to connect with her patients and their families. Read More
A Lifetime Fighting for Equal Rights

A Lifetime Fighting for Equal Rights

Activist Frances Goldin advocated for other people all her life. Before her death, her VNSNY Hospice care team was part of a robust system working to support her and her family. Read More
VNSNY Hospice Nurse Featured in TODAY Show Documentary

VNSNY Hospice Nurse Featured in TODAY Show Documentary

For VNSNY Hospice nurses, every home visit carries a special importance. This documentary from NBC's TODAY Show captures the unique role they play. Read More
Breathing Easier at the End of Life

Breathing Easier at the End of Life

VNSNY Hospice and Palliative Care has created a specialized program designed to reduce hospital visits and enhance quality of life for patients with advanced COPD. Read More
A Former Army Medic Supports Veterans at the End of Life

A Former Army Medic Supports Veterans at the End of Life

The VNSNY Hospice Veterans Program recently hired an additional Hospice Liaison, enabling the program to provide an even higher level of care and attention to each veteran. Read More
The Special Role of Hospice Volunteers

The Special Role of Hospice Volunteers

VNSNY Hospice volunteers go through a series of training sessions that teach them to be a companion and calming presence for patients at the end of life. Read More
The Role of Hospice Social Workers

The Role of Hospice Social Workers

Social workers are part of the VNSNY hospice care teams and help patients and their families manage end-of-life care. Read More
Start Hospice Early for the Most Benefit

Start Hospice Early for the Most Benefit

When a patient was told that continuing treatments could involve discomfort and recurring hospitalization, she decided this was not how she wanted to experience the final chapter of a life well lived. Read More
Compassionate Care from a Hospice Aide

Compassionate Care from a Hospice Aide

As the team member that patients see most, hospice home health aides are an integral part of the hospice team, providing hands-on comfort and calming reassurance. Read More
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