Offering Supportive Care in Southeastern Massachusetts & Rhode Island
The Supportive Care Center provides specialized care for patients facing serious or life-limiting illness. At Southcoast Visiting Nurse Association (VNA), we can provide supportive care at any time during an illness, whether the patient is actively seeking treatment or not.
Supportive Care Center, includes hospice and palliative care, is appropriate for patients with any serious chronic or life-limiting illness or combination of illnesses, including but not limited to:
- Heart, lung or liver disease
- Parkinson’s disease
- Multiple sclerosis
- Cystic fibrosis
- Blood disorders
- Alzheimer’s disease
Southcoast VNA’s Supportive Care Center includes an expert team of physicians, nurse practitioners, certified hospice nurses, social workers, chaplains, bereavement counselors, home health aides and specially trained volunteers.
Symptom Management, Guidance and Compassionate Care through Supportive Care Center
Our team works with the patient, patient’s family and primary physician to provide:
We can assist patients with the following symptoms:
- Weight loss
- Shortness of breath
- Difficulty sleeping
- Mental or emotional symptoms (confusion, depression and anxiety)
Our staff will offer advice and guidance on a variety of issues, including treatment options, transitioning from hospital to home and availability of community resources.
Hospice is a specialized kind of care that offers comfort and support to patients who are no longer seeking active treatment and have a life expectancy of months or weeks. Hospice is a form of supportive care that aims to improve the quality of life and provide pain relief and other comfort measures for terminally ill people.
Members of your hospice team includes physicians, nurse practitioners, medical director, nurses, home health aides, social workers, mental health providers, trained volunteers and clergy members.
In most cases, hospice is provided in your home, but may be provided in hospitals, skilled nursing facilities and freestanding hospice facilities.
We have a long history of serving our community with hospice services. learn more about hospice by calling (800)698-6877 to schedule a consultation or contact us online.
Our hospice services include:
* Alternative therapies, such as massage, Reiki and aromatherapy
* Assistance with medical decisions, e.g. weighing the pros and cons of various treatment choices
* Coordination of care among the healthcare team
* Spiritual support and counseling, including bereavement services.
Advance Care Planning
We help patients, their families and healthcare teams plan for future and end-of-life care, including assistance with health care proxy, living will, etc.
Strong Support Throughout All Stages of the Illness
Whether patients are seeking a cure or focusing on improving the quality of the balance of their lives, Southcoast VNA will be there to reduce the physical and emotional burdens of your illness.
Contact our Customer Care Center by calling (800) 698-6877 or read through our patient testimonials and FAQs to learn more. You can also volunteer or donate to Southcoast VNA to help us continue to serve our community across the South Coast.
Patients rely on Southcoast VNA for expertise in supportive care in southeastern Massachusetts, as well as parts of Rhode Island.