Visiting Nurse Association & Hospice
Baystate Visiting Nurse Association & Hospice takes care of patients ranging from newborn babies to elderly, mostly in their homes. Some are recovering from illness or surgery while others are coping with the end of life.
To qualify for home health services, a patient must have a skilled need (nursing, physical therapy, or speech therapy) on a part-time, intermittent basis and under physician’s orders. Medicare and some insurance plans require a patient to be homebound.
For additional information on any Visiting Nurse Association & Hospice service, or to make a referral, call 800-249-8298.
Our team of home health care professionals works with patients and their physicians to tailor plans of care that best help to meet the patient's individual needs/ Our comprehensive range of services includes:
- Skilled nursing: such as wound care, dressing changes, medication management, and monitoring chronic clinical problems.
- Rehabilitation therapies: including physical, occupational and speech therapy to help maximize each patient's level of functioning and independence.
- Home care: providing assistance with personal hygiene, mobility, and meal assistance.
- Needs assessment: to determine the best plan of care.
- Patient and caregiver education: to improve understanding of care and treatment.
- Telehealth: offering regular telephone contact and monitoring in between scheduled nursing visits.
- Palliative Care: to help manage pain and other symptoms, such as breathing problems, nausea, and restlessness for patients with serious illnesses.
- Hospice Care: to provide physical, emotional, and spiritual support for patients facing end of life and their families.