It is a highly emotional and spiritual time when you are faced with a terminal illness. You have many questions and are worried about what is to come. You do not have to go through it alone.
Concord Regional VNA is here to help. Our hospice team provides high quality care, guidance, and support during the most difficult time of your life. We help you manage expectations and live as fully as possible while preserving your dignity and ability to choose.
We accept referrals 24-hours-a-day, seven-days-a-week, and can deliver hospice services within 24 hours of a doctor’s order.
How We Help
Our hospice team of nurses, nurse practitioners, licensed nursing assistants (hospice aides), social workers, spiritual counselors, and physicians provide the following services for patients of all ages:
- Individual comfort care
- Symptom management
- Spiritual and emotional support
- Information on caring for loved ones
- Bereavement and Grief Support
- Admissions support and on-call nurses available 24 hours a day
- Speech, occupational, and physical therapy
- Volunteers for companionship and support
As part of our Volunteer Program through our We Honor Veterans partnership, veteran volunteers visit veterans receiving hospice. Patients who are veterans tend to be more willing to share their experiences with fellow veterans.
Hospice is available in your home, at Concord Regional VNA Hospice House (see below), and at locations including:
- Birch Hill Terrace
- Canterbury Hall, LLC
- Catholic Medical Center
- Concord Hospital
- Epsom HealthCare Center
- Granite Ledges of Concord
- Hackett Hill Center
- Harris Hill Center - Genesis Health
- Havenwood-Heritage Heights
- Hillsborough House Nursing Home
- Merrimack County Nursing Home
- Mountain Ridge Center
- Pine Rock Manor
- Pleasant View Center - Genesis Health
- Presidential Oaks
- The Birches at Concord
- The Inn at Deerfield
The Hospice House is a warm, caring, personalized home that includes 24-hour skilled nursing care for terminally ill patients and their families. Some of the amenities of the Hospice House include a pull-out sofa bed in each room for family and friends to sleep, a personalized menu, a family kitchen area, and a meditation room. There is also access to a computer for email and Internet, and an outside walking path and garden area.
Many of our nurses are certified in hospice and palliative care.
If you choose to add personal home services to your plan of care, please note that our homemakers, personal care service providers, and licensed nursing assistants (hospice aides) must undergo a background investigation, attend a two-day agency orientation, complete extensive training and specialized education with our Staff Development Nurse, and shadow experienced team members performing visits in patient homes.
Specialized education provided to our team members focus on:
All team members meet specific competencies and demonstrate their skills to the Staff Development Nurse prior to providing care independently. They are retested on these competencies yearly.