ERIE, PA – The Erie VNA is celebrating National Hospice Month this November as we hope to educate the public about the importance and value of this amazing care. In 1992, the month of November was designated to raise awareness of hospice and palliative care within the community. During the month of November, hospices across the country are reaching out to raise awareness about important care issues for people coping with serious illness.
Hospice is more than traditional healthcare. Hospice and palliative care programs provide pain management, symptom control, psychosocial support, and spiritual care to patients and their families when a cure is not possible. Hospice and palliative care combines the highest level of quality medical care with the emotional and spiritual support that families need most when facing the end of life.
The Erie VNA was certified as a Hospice Provider by Medicare 20 years ago this month, and continues a tradition of caring for the mind, body and spirit of those in Erie County most in need.
Since 1906, the mission of VNA of Erie County is to provide quality, cost effective home health care and hospice services to residents of Erie County, Regardless of the ability to pay.