Hospice Services for Southwestern Vermont
The VNA & Hospice of SVHC is Bennington's only Medicare-certified hospice. Hospice provides pain-management, symptom control, mental health support, and spiritual care to patients at the end of life and their families.
It's funny. People plan every aspect of a road trip. But they neglect the most important trip they'll ever take. When you embark on your end-of-life journey, how will you spend your precious time? Where will you stay? Who care for and comfort you and your family?
At the VNA & Hospice, we here to help people plan for life's final journey. As with all trips, you start by getting information.
What Is Hospice?
It's a special kind of care for patients who are dying. Patients can get hospice care almost anywhere: at home or in a nursing home or other facility.
Hospice is a team effort aimed at providing pain-management, symptom control, mental health support, and spiritual care to patients and their families.
The hospice team includes doctors, nurses, social workers, therapists, counselors, health aides, and clergy. They work with each patient to make a care plan that puts the wishes of the patient first. The plan enables patients to live fully up until the final moments, surrounded and supported by loved ones, friends, and committed caregivers.
Hospice also serves these loved ones. It trains and supports caregivers. And, family members and loved ones receive counseling and bereavement care to help them cope with the many losses they face during the illness and with the grief they experience afterward.
Hospice services are paid for by Medicare, Medicaid in most states, and most private insurance plans and HMOs.
Call us at (802) 442-5502, we would love to talk with you about the benefits of hospice.