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NVNA and Hospice—Your Choice for Home Care


very patient has a choice for home health care. For nearly a century, people on the South Shore have chosen NVNA and Hospice to keep them healthy and out of the hospital. The NVNA and Hospice team puts patients and families first and takes pride in providing quality home health care with a “neighbors helping neighbors“ approach. As the region’s leading independent, non-profit home care agency and hospice, NVNA and Hospice serves people in 27 communities, including Plymouth (with an office at The Pinehills) and Pembroke all the way up to Milton. As a nationally ranked top-100 home care agency, NVNA and Hospice has hundreds of devoted nurses, physical/speech and occupational therapists and home health aides living and working on the South Shore. The Agency’s Hospice team helps patients live comfortably at the end of life. They give heartfelt care wherever patients call home—whether at their private homes, at skilled nursing and assisted living facilities or at the Pat Roche Hospice Home in Hingham. The 12-bed residence, in a bucolic former mansion on Turkey Hill, offers care for anyone qualified to receive hospice services. The beautiful home-like setting allows patients to stay close to their family and community. NVNA Works, the private affiliate of NVNA and Hospice, is like having an extra daughter or son to help your family. From running errands to providing 24-hour

home care, they can be the helping hands you need. Special programs include the Home Today program, to assist with the first day home from the hospital and the Wedding Program to support caregivers who just need one night off or want a loved one to be part of the big day. They also offer a Certified Dementia Practitioner to help with Care Resources and Planning and a custom roadmap of resources and options for dementia patients and families. The Transitions Program helps new assisted living and skilled nursing facility residents who need some extra comfort as they move to a new environment. If you need the help, NVNA Works can make it happen. The Cancer Support Community (CSC), a division of the NVNA Foundation, helps participants and caregivers cope, share, and learn. CSC helps those whose lives are impacted by cancer with educational programs, workshops, wellness, and support. All programs are free and include support groups for Veterans, children with loved ones facing cancer and breast cancer, to name a few. Additionally, wellness classes, including yoga and Tai Chi, allow those affected by cancer to live healthier lifestyles. Remember, when your doctor or hospital recommends home care, you have a choice. To choose NVNA and Hospice, call 781-659-2342. To volunteer, donate, or learn more about their Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s, Diabetes, Brain Aneurysm, and Bereavement support groups, visit


The Spectrum Magazine—Fall 2017  

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