Baystate Visiting Nurse Association & Hospice offers hospice care in Western Massachusetts for terminally-ill patients and their families provided by professionals and volunteers who are specially trained to tend to physical, social, and spiritual wellbeing.
Hospice services are designed to offer comfort at the end of life, and neither hasten nor postpone death. Hospice helps patients and families live life fully and maintain personal dignity and control over their lives for as long as possible.
The comprehensive hospice services based in Springfield and Ware provided by Baystate Visiting Nurse Association & Hospice include:
- Skilled Nursing Care
- Advanced Pain Management & Symptom Control
- Medical Supplies and Equipment
- Spiritual Care
- Volunteer Support
- Physician Oversight
- Home Health Aide/Homemaker Service
- Medical Social Service
- Bereavement Support Services for Adults and Children
- Nutrition Counseling
- Physical, Occupational, and Speech Therapy
- Acute Care Hospitalization
- Respite Care
In addition, Baystate Visiting Nurse Association & Hospice offers an Ethics Committee which is available to hospice patients and families to assist with difficult health care choices.
To be eligible for hospice care, patients must be diagnosed with a terminal illness and be aware that they have a limited life expectancy of six months or less if the disease runs its natural course.
Our hospice staff is available seven days a week, 24 hours a day. Patients may receive care wherever they live: in their home, retirement home, group home, assisted living facility, nursing home, or other setting.
Reimbursement for services may come from Medicare, Medicaid, health insurance plans, or direct patient payments. Our hospice staff is happy to meet with you to discuss financial concerns, and applications for financial assistance are available.
Baystate Visiting Nurse Association & Hospice serves Hampden, Hampshire, and western Worcester counties, is Medicare/Medicaid-certified, licensed by the Department of Public Health of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, and accredited by the Joint Commission.
For more information about hospice services available through Baystate Visiting Nurse Association & Hospice, please call 413-794-6411 or 800-249-8298.