In late spring of 2019, The Visiting Nurse Association of Northern New
Jersey (VNA), a leading regional provider of comprehensive home health
care solutions, will be providing services for a 12-bed inpatient Hospice
Unit at Saint Clare's Dover Hospital. The staff will care for terminally
ill patients with a wide range of illnesses including cancer, advanced
cardiac disorders, AIDS, ALS (Lou Gehrig's Disease), multiple sclerosis
and other end-stage diseases.
The VNA’s comprehensive hospice program is dedicated to comforting
patients with limited life expectancies and their loved ones. An individualized
care plan is devised for every client based upon their needs and preferences.
The VNA is equipped to provide physician case oversight; pain and symptom
management; skilled nursing; rehabilitative therapy; registered dietician/nutrition
services; counseling by licensed social workers and a chaplain; practical
home health aide assistance with personal hygiene and household tasks;
and specially trained volunteer companions. In the difficult months following
the passing of a loved one, the VNA also offers bereavement counseling
for family members.
Information on this page will be updated when the unit is open for patient care.
For more information, call 1-800-WE-VISIT (938-4748) or go to vnannj.org.