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The term Hospice often makes people hesitate.
Sometimes they hesitate because they dont know what it means or because it deals
with death and dying. Those individuals who have a good experience with
Hospice will testify as to the mission and worthiness of this service.
Accepting death as a natural part of life.
An interdisciplinary team that includes
nurses, social workers, chaplains, home health aids and volunteers working together to
provide end-of-life care for the terminally ill patients.
An opportunity for patients to spend their remaining
days at home, with family and friends.
Palliative rather than curative care, when a cure is
no longer deemed possible.
High quality, comprehensive, pain-free care.
A way for the dying to maintain dignity and
Care with an emphasis on pain and symptom control,
which can include alternative therapies such as hypnosis, aromatherapy, music, and
Support for family members during and after the dying
Provided by Hospice and Palliative Care of Virginia
to all persons in the nine-county service area in need, regardless of their ability to
Covered by Medicare, Medicaid and private insurances.
HOSPICE & PALLIATIVE CARE of Virginia is a
full service, non-profit community based medical provider, established in 1993.
Recognizing that traditional health care is unable to address the many needs of the dying
patient, H&PC of VA was founded to fill the gap in end-of-life care, fulfilling the
special needs of the terminally ill and their families.
H&PC of VA is a nonprofit 501 (c) 3, community-based
organization. Programs and services are provided to all persons, regardless of race,
religion, color, sex, age, national origin, disability or ability to pay.