VNA

Referral

For Health Professionals

At VNA Hospice, we are deeply committed to providing relief, comfort, and peace of mind to your patients. We offer expert management of symptoms and heartfelt comfort.

Our hospice services are palliative-based and can assist you and your patient based on your treatment goals. VNA Hospice provides you and your patient with:

  • An interdisciplinary plan of care to treat a variety of symptoms.
  • Monitoring, management, and reporting of symptoms. We’ll maintain communication with your office.
  • Medication and other support services to reduce acute symptoms and avoid re-hospitalizations.

Medical Conditions

Talk to an intake coordinator about how we can help your patient with cancer, renal disease, cardiac disease, dementia, pulmonary disease, or other life-limiting illness. We can provide you with detailed referral criteria.

Preventing Readmissions

Research shows that among hospice patients, common reasons for readmissions include pain, nausea, vomiting, and restlessness [1]. Our team understands the end-of-life journey. We can help.

At VNA Hospice, we support our professional referral partners by safeguarding patients’ well-being while they are in hospice care. We monitor symptoms and provide relief while offering reassurance to patients and families.

VNA of NWI places mission above profit. Our calling is to offer world-class care and peace of mind to patients and their families. We closely monitor quality indicators and are proud to report that of the hospitals that refer to us the most, VNA Hospice has the lowest 30-day readmission rate in the area.[2] Compared with VNA, other hospice services have 3-6x the number of readmissions to the hospital. [2]

[1] Treece, J. et al. (2018). The Effect of Hospice on Hospital Admission and Readmission Rates: A Review. Home Health Care Management & Practice. (30):3, 140-146.
[2] Data from February 2020

For Referrals

Email referrals@vnanwi.org
Call (219) 462-5195
Fax (219) 548-0945