Services We Provide
Cooley Dickinson VNA & Hospice offers a comprehensive range of services to meet patient and family health needs. Our professional staff works closely with physicians to provide the appropriate care at home.
Provided by an RN or LPN with experience providing care in the home, nursing services may include: assessment and evaluation, IV therapy, wound care, medication management, teaching about disease process, prevention and management, and coordination of care and services with your health care providers.
Hospice cares for terminally ill patients and their families. The program offers a medically supervised, nurse coordinated team which provides physical, emotional and spiritual comfort throughout the illness and bereavement experience. Pain and symptom management are of primary importance.
Physical, Occupational and Speech Therapy
Rehabilitative services help you overcome physical and communicative barriers caused by stroke, injury and illness. Our therapists work with you to adapt your home environment and improve your strength and endurance in order to ensure your safety.
Social work services are provided by a Medical Social Worker and may include: short-term counseling, referral to and coordination with community agencies, assistance with living arrangements, placement issues, financial resources and long range planning.
Home Health Aides
Certified aides work under the supervision of a registered nurse or therapist and primarily assist with activities of daily living such as bathing, dressing, transfers and ambulation, and can provide light housekeeping and meal preparation in addition to the personal care assistance.
Medical Alert System - Philips Lifeline
A personal emergency response system worn as a bracelet or neck medallion. With a mere push of a button, assistance can be requested when needed. Call 1-866-674-9900 x 4366
Health Promotion and Community Wellness
Falls prevention workshops, Advanced Care Planning education and flu vaccination clinics available community wide
The Garden: A Center for Grieving Children and Teens
The Garden provides support to grieving young people and their families. The programs and discussion groups are geared toward helping young people identify and share their feelings and begin the healing process. Parents and guardians meet separately for a chance to discuss their own concerns as the family unit navigates the grief journey. There is no charge to the families, and the funding is provided through development activities led by the program coordinator and advisory board. The Garden has served over 400 families since it was founded in 1998 by Barbara Weiner-Dubeck. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org
for information about programs.
| Participants at Hands Healing Hearts, a community program for families remembering someone close in their life who has died.
||Participants of The Garden on-site program youth made pillows decorated to remember the person in their life who died.
| Facilitators hang The Garden banner for our weekly