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Pediatric Palliative Care: Support for Children and Families

Pediatric Palliative Care: Support for Children and Families

Pediatric palliative care helps children with severe illnesses avoid hospitalization, and provides emotional and educational support for their families. 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 her 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
Helping End-of-Life Cardiac Patients Avoid the Hospital

Helping End-of-Life Cardiac Patients Avoid the Hospital

To avoid unwanted trips to the hospital, a nurse with VNSNY’s hospice program for cardiac patients shows families how to manage their loved one’s symptoms at home. Read More
Empowering Clients Leads to Better Care

Empowering Clients Leads to Better Care

A VNSNY psychiatric social worker is part of a treatment team that views the client and family as experts, which leads to positive results. Read More
Tools and Encouragement to Manage Diabetes

Tools and Encouragement to Manage Diabetes

A VNSNY home care nurse provides a patient with encouragement, guidance, and understanding so he can manage his diabetes. Read More
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