Home Care Plus...
North Penn VNA provides high quality health care in your home and in the community.
Hospice and Palliative Care...
Typically, home represents a haven. For that reason, many
people with life-limiting illnesses want to remain at home,
not in a health care facility. However, they often need
North Penn Visiting Nurse Association's Hospice and
Palliative care team can help. Our goal is to enable patients
to live out their lives in the comfort and familiar surroundings
of home, wherever they call home.
Members of our team bring special skills to the care of patients.
Our staff includes:
Registered Nurses – who work closely with a patient's
physician to control symptoms, relieve pain, and provide
direct care, instruction and support.
Social Workers – who provide emotional support and
counseling, including assistance with financial concerns.
Home Health Aides – who provide personal care, such as
bathing, toileting, meal preparation and light household chore
A Chaplain – who offers spiritual support to people of all faiths.
Volunteers – who provide companionship to patients and
respite to caregivers.
In some cases, it is not possible for patients to remain in
their home. For that reason, our hospice also provides
care in hospitals and nursing homes. Hospice of North
Penn VNA can arrange for patients to be transferred for
a temporary or permanent placement and can continue
care after the move.
Hospice services may be coordinated with other VNA
services such as Meals on Wheels and Adult Day Services
to give respite to caregivers and enhance a patient's quality
Usually, after the death of a patient, care givers and family
members need help through the grieving process. Our
bereavement counselor offers support for 13 months after
death through individual counseling, support groups and
For patients who have Medicare as their primary or secondary
insurance, the Medicare Hospice Benefit will pay for hospice care.
In addition, most major insurances including Blue Cross and other
HMO plans will pay for hospice services. For those without
insurance coverage, a sliding scale is available.
For those who need it, additional financial support may be
available through Friends of Hospice.
North Penn VNA
The National Hospice
and Palliative Care Organization website offers