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VNSNY Hospice and Palliative Care

Our Services

care-where-you-liveVNSNY Hospice and Palliative Care provides care wherever you call home—a private residence, a nursing home or assisted living facility, an inpatient facility, or a hospice residence.

Care at Home

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.

Care at a Nursing Home or Assisted Living Facility

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.

VNSNY Haven Hospice Specialty Care Unit

When symptoms cannot be managed at home, patients can come to the VNSNY Haven Hospice Specialty Care Unit for inpatient care as an alternative to short-term hospitalizations. Located in a dedicated wing of a Midtown East hospital, our 25-bed unit provides specialized care in a setting that promotes comfort and dignity, and that honors each patient’s choices about intervention.

The VNSNY Haven is a warm, welcoming facility that offers:

  • 24-hour visiting
  • Family lounge for dining and relaxation
  • Quiet room for private family meetings
  • Conference area for families and loved ones

View this brief video to see how the VNSNY Haven Hospice Specialty Care Unit provides a unique experience in care for hospice patients and their families.

Shirley Goodman and Himan Brown Residence

New Yorkers who live alone, or who have no one local who can help as their care needs increase, may choose to receive hospice care at VNSNY’s Shirley Goodman and Himan Brown Residence. This eight-bed residence, located on the Upper East Side of Manhattan, provides a full range of hospice services in a safe, serene, home-like setting.

Download our brochure to learn more about this exceptional residence.

Special Programs and Services

Learn more about our special programs:

Hospice Program for Veterans

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 Four status, the highest level a hospice provider can achieve.

Learn more about the VNSNY Hospice and Palliative Care Program for Veterans.

Grief Support

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.

Hospice Outreach Program

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.

LGBT Cultural Competency Training

VNSNY Hospice and Palliative Care is part of an elite group that has met SAGECare’s highest level of LGBT Cultural Competency Training, providing our team with the insights and expertise to meet the needs of this underserved community. SAGE (Services and Advocacy for GLBT Elders)  is the country’s largest and oldest organization dedicated to improving the lives of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) older adults.

Read more about this important training program in this article from The Huffington Post.

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