In their words: VHS residents share life stories for Skilled Nursing Care Week
It’s National Skilled Nursing Care Week (May 14-20)! We are spotlighting some of our VHS Residents at Virginia Health Services’ seven nursing and rehabilitation centers.
VHS Hospice can assist caregivers and improve an individual’s quality of life. Our team will work with an individual, their loved ones and their physician to determine eligibility for Hospice admission.
Our staff is specially trained in providing holistic, compassionate palliative care, including addressing mental, physical, or spiritual needs. This includes nursing care and physician oversight as well as counseling services for the individual and their loved ones.
Hospice care is covered by Medicare, Medicaid, and most commercial insurers. It is for individuals who have received a prognosis of six months or less, and is an option for individuals who do not wish to receive aggressive, curative treatments and lengthy hospital stays.
Hospice team members will provide care wherever the individual resides. In addition, the hospice benefit typically provides for a respite stay, which we can readily arrange at a VHS healthcare facility.
Our support team includes:
Our volunteers are the heart of what we do. Join us in making a difference in the lives of others. VHS Hospice is looking for compassionate and thoughtful volunteers to assist those in our care, their caregivers and our team members. You’ll provide emotional support and companionship. Some responsibilities include assisting our clients with tasks such as gardening, lawn maintenance and pet care. Your duties may include providing relief to caregivers or assisting our team in the office with a variety of tasks. We provide all the necessary training.
The VHS Hospice counseling team is available to those who are seriously ill, and their caregivers and family. We understand the grief process. Our care continues for a year after a loved one passes, providing bereavement counseling to those in mourning.
Our counseling services can include one-on-one meetings, support groups and follow-up calls.
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VHS Hospice does not discriminate against any person on the basis of race, color, national origin, disability, or age in admission to, participation in its programs, services activities, or in employment. This statement is in accordance with the provisions of Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, the Age Discrimination Act of 1975, and Regulation of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services issued pursuant to these statues at Title 45 Code of Federal Regulations Parts 80, 84, and 91.