At home, you can enjoy being with your family and loved ones in familiar surroundings. The goal is always to make it easy for you to be cared for and comfortable, so your hospice care team can help you and your family adapt your home to meet your changing needs.
VNSNY Hospice and Palliative Care partners with many long-term care facilities and nursing homes throughout the New York metropolitan area. We provide specialized services to complement the care provided by the facility’s staff, ensuring that individuals get the care they need right in the comfort of their residence.
Our hospice experts work closely with residents, family members, and facility staff and physicians to develop a care plan that addresses a range of needs—including physical, emotional, and spiritual. Individuals receive weekly visits from a hospice team member, and have access to 24/7 on-call support. This added level of care can help prevent avoidable hospitalizations and emergency room visits.
For families, hospice offers support, education, and counseling to help alleviate stress and anxiety during a difficult time.
Download our brochure to find out more about VNSNY Hospice and Palliative Care for nursing home residents.
Learn more about our special programs:
The Veterans Program from VNSNY Hospice and Palliative Care combines compassionate care and clinical best practices to provide specialized medical, spiritual, and emotional support to address the unique needs of veterans and their families.
VNSNY Hospice and Palliative Care is proud to have achieved the We Honor Veterans Partner Level Five status, the highest level a hospice provider can achieve.
Learn more about the VNSNY Hospice and Palliative Care Program for Veterans.
Grief is a normal part of healing, but it can also be extremely difficult—and isolating. Support from VNSNY Hospice and Palliative Care can help you feel less alone. We offer a thirteen-month program for families and friends, following the loss of a loved one.
Learn more about Grief Support from VNSNY.
Historically, the benefits of hospice care have been under-utilized, in particular by African-American communities. There are many reasons for this disparity, but often it is simply because of lack of awareness.
To help ensure that individuals have ready access to end-of-life care when it’s needed, VNSNY Hospice and Palliative Care has developed a pilot outreach program named HOPE (Hospice Outreach Patient and Provider Education) to spread awareness of home hospice services among the largely African-American community of Harlem.
Read more about the Hospice Outreach Program in this article from The Huffington Post, Overcoming Demographic Barriers to Hospice Care.
VNSNY Hospice and Palliative Care is committed to culturally sensitive care to meet the diverse needs of New York’s communities. We provide welcoming, safe home health services to all individuals—regardless of race, religion, color, national origin, age, disability, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, or gender expression. We are proud to be accredited by SAGECare with platinum level LGBT cultural competency credential.
Learn more about our commitment to the LGBT community.