Offering Supportive Care Services in Southeastern Massachusetts & Rhode Island
Supportive care is specialized care for patients facing serious or lifethreatening 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.
- Heart, lung or liver disease
- Parkinson’s disease
- Multiple sclerosis
- Cystic fibrosis
- Blood disorders
- Alzheimer’s disease
Southcoast VNA’s supportive services are provided by an expert team of physicians, nurse practitioners, certified hospice nurses, social workers, chaplains, bereavement counselors, home health aides and specially trained volunteers.
Management, Support & Therapy Through Supportive Care
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 supportive counseling staff will offer advice and guidance on a variety of issues, including treatment options, transitioning from hospital to home and availability of community resources.
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.
Complementary Alternative Therapies
Our range of complementary and alternative therapies include:
- Therapeutic touch/massage
- Music therapy
- Petassisted therapy
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 with spiritual support, bereavement services and respite support.
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 services in southeastern Massachusetts, as well as parts of Rhode Island.