Hospice and Palliative Care
This video showcases powerful stories of care provided by the Baystate Visiting Nurse Association & Hospice.
Baystate Visiting Nurse Association & Hospice is the region's leader in providing expert health care services, right in the comfort of your home.
As part of Baystate Health, we have access to an array of resources that enhances our ability to provide comprehensive, personalized care for every patient.
Whether you are recovering from illness or surgery, dealing with a chronic health issue, or even coping with end of life, our experienced team of skilled nurses, rehabilitation therapists (physical, occupational, and/or speech), social workers, and home care aides, focuses on helping and educating you and your family.
We also offer specialized programs including:
About Baystate Visiting Nurse Association & Hospice (BVNAH)
For over 100 years, Baystate Visiting Nurse Association & Hospice has provided the highest quality care to patients and families, primarily in the home setting.
We are a nonprofit agency that is fully certified by Medicare and Medicaid. We accept all major insurances.
Serving patients in Hampden, Hampshire, and western Worcester counties, Baystate Visiting Nurse Association & Hospice provides care seven days a week with 24-hour availability.
To help us continue to provide for those in need, charitable gifts and grants are an important source of financial support and are always welcome.
Baystate Visiting Nurse Association & Hospice offers hospice care in western Massachusetts for terminally-ill patients and their families provided by professionals and volunteers who are specially trained to tend to physical, social, and spiritual wellbeing.
Hospice services are designed to offer comfort at the end of life, and neither hasten nor postpone death. Hospice helps patients and families live life fully and maintain personal dignity and control over their lives for as long as possible.
The comprehensive hospice services based in Springfield and Ware provided by Baystate Visiting Nurse Association & Hospice include:
- Skilled Nursing Care
- Advanced Pain Management & Symptom Control
- Medical Supplies and Equipment
- Spiritual Care
- Volunteer Support
- Physician Oversight
- Home Health Aide/Homemaker Service
- Medical Social Service
- Bereavement Support Services for Adults and Children
- Nutrition Counseling
- Physical, Occupational, and Speech Therapy
- Acute Care Hospitalization
- Respite Care
In addition, Baystate Visiting Nurse Association & Hospice offers an Ethics Committee which is available to hospice patients and families to assist with difficult health care choices.
To be eligible for hospice care, patients must be diagnosed with a terminal illness and be aware that they have a limited life expectancy of six months or less if the disease runs its natural course.
Our hospice staff is available seven days a week, 24 hours a day. Patients may receive care wherever they live: in their home, retirement home, group home, assisted living facility, nursing home, or other setting.
Reimbursement for services may come from Medicare, Medicaid, health insurance plans, or direct patient payments. Our hospice staff is happy to meet with you to discuss financial concerns, and applications for financial assistance are available.
Baystate Visiting Nurse Association & Hospice serves Hampden, Hampshire, and western Worcester counties, is Medicare/Medicaid-certified, licensed by the Department of Public Health of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, and accredited by the Joint Commission.
Our bereavement care understands the nature of grief, involves compassionate support and offers effective guidance during your time of loss. Hospice services include free bereavement care - including support groups, individual visits, and comforting phone calls. If you, or anyone you know, would benefit from additional care after the death of a loved one, please call 413-794-6472 for additional information on our bereavement program offerings. We continue to care.
For more information about hospice services available through Baystate Visiting Nurse Association & Hospice, please call 413-794-6411 or 800-249-8298.
Wing Hospital VNA and Hospice Team
Wing VNA and Hospice provides comfort and support for you and your loved
ones with terminal illness. We provide services to enhance the quality
of life with a focus on your comfort and well-being.
Working in collaboration with the your physician, our team provides care, comfort and support to assist you and your loved ones in coping with illness and the changes it brings to your lives.