The skilled team of caregivers at Visiting Nurse & Hospice of Fairfield County includes hundreds of healthcare professionals, para-professionals and volunteers. Ready to serve you 24 hours a day, seven days a week, our highly-skilled, dedicated caregivers will work closely with you, your family and your physician, to tailor a plan of care especially designed to meet your individual needs.
The Services We Provide
Nurses who are extensively trained in palliative care and educated in pain and symptom management
Medical Social Work
Medical social work includes psycho-social assessment, grief and bereavement counseling, and assistance with advanced care planning and finances. Individual counseling, family counseling and support groups are also available.
Spiritual care is offered by an inter-faith minister who can administer religious sacraments as well as offer emotional and spiritual support to patients and their loved ones. The inter-faith minister can also coordinate support with one's clergy, parish or synagogue and preside over funeral and memorial services.
Home Health Aide
A Home Health Aide assists a person when the help required includes the activities of daily living such as bathing, dressing, toileting, feeding and ambulation. These activities occupy most of the Home Health Aide's time in the home. The remainder of their time may be spent assisting with meal preparation or light housekeeping, if these functions are determined by the registered nurse to be necessary for care.
Home Health Aide time is dependent on specific criteria for patient needs and is subject to availability. All Home Health Aides are certified and specifically trained for hospice care. Live-in Home Health Aides are also available, if necessary.
Grief and Bereavement Counseling
This includes assessment, grief and bereavement counseling for family members and loved ones prior to and after a patient dies. Bereavement care is provided for one year following the death of a patient. Support groups are also available.
Volunteers are an integral part of the hospice team. Volunteers are available to provide emotional support to the patient and/or family, provide transportation to medical appointments, baby-sit children, do grocery shopping, pick up prescriptions at the pharmacy, etc. Volunteers are fully trained and supervised by our Volunteer Coordinator. Surviving family members must wait one year after the death of a family member to be eligible as a patient care volunteer.
Physical therapy includes treatment and exercises to ease mobility and enhance comfort.
Speech therapy includes assessment, diagnostic testing, evaluation and treatment of speech and swallowing concerns.
Occupational therapy includes treatment and exercises to enhance comfort and increase dexterity.