VNSNY’s COPD Hospice Care Program offers people with advanced COPD the right level of care as their illness gets worse.
Home hospice care focuses on treating physical and emotional needs rather than on curing a person’s illness. The goal of VNSNY’s COPD Hospice Care Program is to improve quality of life and reduce hospital visits for people with advanced COPD by:
Hospice care is not “giving up” at the very end. Instead, it offers your loved one the comfort and dignity they deserve—in the familiar surroundings of wherever they call home. Home hospice care is available to patients for several months. Many patients and families find the services so valuable that they wish they’d started hospice care sooner.
Hospice care gives patients and their families the chance to make the most of their time together. It takes away the stress of unneeded hospital stays. And hospice care designed for people with advanced COPD reduces the panic that symptoms such as shortness of breath can cause. In short, hospice offers you and your loved ones the tools and support you need to live life to the fullest extent possible.
COPD is a chronic illness. People often live with it for many years. This can make it hard to know when a person is sick enough that hospice care is the right choice.
It might be time to think about hospice care if your loved one has COPD and you see these signs:
A person with advanced COPD needs skilled experts. That’s why VNSNY’s COPD Hospice Care Program was created. Patients and caregivers in this program get home hospice care services and an extra level of support. Managing COPD symptoms at home avoids the stress of going to the hospital, as well as the possibility of unwanted aggressive treatment.
The care teams at VNSNY COPD Hospice have the training and experience to give your loved one the care they deserve and to help caregivers feel confident in keeping their loved one as comfortable as possible at home.
In addition to the care team members that all hospice patients have, COPD Hospice care teams also include:
Yes. Hospice care is covered by Medicare, Medicaid, the Veterans Administration, and most private insurance companies.
Please call us at 1-212-609-1900 and ask for VNSNY’s COPD Hospice Program. Our professional staff will answer your questions and give you the information you need to get connected with care.