Comfort Care Options for VNS Health Medicare Patients
The VNS Health Medicare hospice approach focuses on early identification of individuals in advanced stages of an illness who may benefit from improved care coordination between their health plan, their primary care physician and specialists, and the hospice provider.
We will work with you and your patient to transition into hospice care, which can begin at any time after a diagnosis of a terminal illness. We have the experts to help you and your patient through this difficult time toward care that seeks above all to keep your patient comfortable and in familiar surroundings – preferably at home.
Our Hospice Care model includes access to our Palliative Care program, which may be an appropriate transition for patients moving toward end-of-life care. The Palliative Care program may also be appropriate for other patients diagnosed with serious illnesses who do not need to transition to hospice care and may be used alongside curative care.