Hospice

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?
  • Diagnosed with a life threatening illness
  • Patient choosing not to seek curative treatment
  • Physician can certify that if the disease runs an expected clinical course, person may die in 6 months
Do I need a referral from my doctor?
  • You do not need a referral to consult with a Hospice Professional to seek information and understanding about Hospice Care.
  • It’s very important to talk with your family, your doctors, and your friends about your end-of-life wishes. A referral to Hospice may be made by you, your doctor, a family member, a friend, or a member of the clergy or hospital staff.
  • 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.
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 and medical equipment needed for comfort
  • Medical care focused on maintaining patient comfort, including frequent assessment and help for family members.
  • Assistance with personal care and activities of daily living.
  • Coordination of community resources and help to the patient and family with non-medical concerns. They can help family members 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.

A hospice program to serve and
honor those who served us.

Central New Hampshire VNA & Hospice is proud to be a part of this organization and continues to strive to care for our veteran population with dignity and respect.

A hospice program to serve and
honor those who served us.

Central New Hampshire VNA & Hospice is proud to be a part of this organization and continues to strive to care for our veteran population with dignity and respect.

Central New Hampshire VNA & Hospice attains highest 
“We Honor Veterans” status.

We Honor Veterans, a program of the National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization in collaboration with the Department of Veterans Affairs, works collaboratively with Central New Hampshire VNA & Hospice to recognize the unique needs of our community’s veterans and their families.

Central New Hampshire VNA & Hospice celebrates our veterans in the hospice program and in long-term care facilities in the following ways:

  • Outreach to local veteran organizations to provide education on VA benefits as well the special needs and concerns of this valued population.
  • Ceremonies that honor veterans which are completed by veteran volunteers of the agency. In these ceremonies, veteran hospice patients as well as those in long-term care facilities are presented with a certificate of appreciation, American flag lapel pin and a unique hand stitched red, white and blue lap blanket to recognize their sacrifices.
  • Education to community members, staff members, patients, and families on veteran care and concerns.

How Can We Help You?

Call us today or click below to fill out our inquiry form.

(603) 524-8444 • (800) 244-8549

Laconia: (603) 524.8444  |  Wolfeboro: (603) 569.2729

Laconia: (603) 524.8444  |  Wolfeboro: (603) 569.2729

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