The Visiting Nurse Association of Northern New Jersey (VNA), a leading
regional provider of comprehensive home health care solutions, provides
services for a 12-bed inpatient Hospice Unit at Saint Clare's Dover
Hospital. The staff cares 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.
For more information, call 1-800-WE-VISIT (938-4748) or go to vnannj.org.