Hospice provides quality of life in the days remaining due a life-limiting illness. Bringing services to your home offering you comfort, dignity and respect.
When curative treatments are no longer sought, know you are not alone. Our staff will provide skilled care and support for individuals and their families through the process. Hospice teams utilize a holistic approach; emphasizing physical, emotional and spiritual support.
Who is eligible for hospice services?
- An individual diagnosed with a life- limiting illness
- The patient has chosen not to seek curative treatment
- A Physician has certified that if the disease runs an expected clinical course, the patient has a life expectancy of 6 months or less.
Do I need a referral from my doctor?
- You do not need a referral to consult with a Hospice Professional. Someone from Central New Hampshire VNA & Hospice is always available to come and talk with you and your family about what Hospice is and how we can help you.
- A referral to Hospice may be made by you, your doctor, a family member, a friend, a member of clergy, or hospital staff.
- It’s very important to talk with your family, your doctors, and your friends about your end-of-life wishes. We can help with that discussion.
- Upon receipt of a request from you, a family member, or a friend, we will reach out to get any additional information needed from your healthcare providers.
Where can hospice be provided?
- Patient’s home or home of person caring for patient
- Nursing Home
- Group Home
Who provides hospice care?
An interdisciplinary team of professionals with a commitment to providing patient and family/caregiver support that will promote physical, emotional and spiritual comfort at the end of life. The Hospice team includes your caregiver, your doctor, Hospice Medical Director, Registered Nurses, Licensed Nursing Assistants, Physical and Occupational Therapists, Nutritionists, Medical Social Workers, Bereavement Coordinator, and volunteers.
What are the basic hospice services?
- Pain and symptom management.
- Medications management
- Medical equipment needs
- Frequent assessments providing skilled care with a focus on comfort
- Caregiver and Family Support
- Assistance with personal care and activities of daily living
- Coordination of community resources
- Help family memsbers mend damaged relationships, plan for the future and ease other emotional difficulties
- Spiritual care – Help coping with spiritual care questions and concerns at the end of life, either directly or by coordinating services with the patient’s and family’s spiritual advisors.
- Bereavement services to help patients and families deal with grief. Grief support services continue for 13 months after the death of a hospice patient.
- Volunteers to provide companionship and emotional support and offer help in many different ways.
How Can We Help You?
Call us today or click below to fill out our inquiry form.
(603) 524-8444 • (800) 244-8549