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Comfort Care Options

Comfort Care Options for VNS Health Medicare Members

As your health changes over time, so does the type of health care you need.

When you’re sick, you want curative care — the kind that cures what ails you. But when your health takes a turn for the worse, you might just want medicine that makes you feel okay. The kind of care that treats pain, nausea, and other kinds of discomfort — the kind that makes you feel better — is called palliative care.

When no amount of care can cure your condition, you and your family may want another kind of care. You may want help feeling better in body, mind, and spirit, and have as good a quality of life as you can, while you and your family get ready for what’s coming. This kind of care is called hospice care.

Hospice and palliative care are available to you as a VNS Health Medicare member. They focus on improving quality of life for people with serious and terminal illnesses and are provided by health professionals who are expert in these types of care.

Palliative Care Frequently Asked Questions

You may be worrying about your illness and how to manage it. You’re not feeling well and there are so many things to remember. Palliative care gives you extra support.

Hospice Care Frequently Asked Questions

Your doctors have given you difficult news. Hospice care can help you and your family find much-needed comfort.

VNS Health Medicare Hospice Supplemental Allowance

If you are a VNS Health Medicare plan member enrolled in an in-network hospice program, you may receive an allowance of up to $500 for the 2023 calendar year (January 1 – December 31) for approved items or services that improve your quality of life while you’re in hospice.

Here are answers to some common questions you may have about this allowance. If you have other questions, please call your Care Team.