Cornerstone VNA Hospice Team Receives Kind Gesture During National Home Care and Hospice Month

The Hospice Team at Cornerstone VNA was recently gifted with a kind gesture in recognition of National Home Care and Hospice Month. Lyzz and Kathy of Elements Massage in Portsmouth came to the Cornerstone VNA office to give the Hospice Team complimentary chair massages.

This special surprise was organized by Cornerstone VNA Social Worker, Hollie Crosbie, who said, “As Hospice workers we really need to keep that balance of giving of ourselves, but also taking care of ourselves.” Hospice and Palliative Care Director, Kelly Doherty RN-C, MSN, ARNP-BC, added, “Our Hospice team works tirelessly each and every day providing exceptional and compassionate end of life care for our patients and their families. We were delighted by this unexpected and relaxing start to their day by Elements Massage.”

About Hospice Care at Cornerstone VNA: Helping patients and their loved ones live every day to its fullest is the foundation of the Cornerstone VNA Hospice Care program. Their highly skilled team partners with physicians and other healthcare providers to develop a plan of care that meets unique patient needs and honors patient wishes. Hospice is a philosophy of care that focuses on providing physical, emotional and spiritual support wherever a patient lives, whatever their life limiting illness. The Cornerstone VNA team cares for patients in private residences, assisted living facilities, nursing homes and hospitals, with a wide range of diagnoses such as cancer, dementia, stroke, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, heart failure and more. They are experts in managing pain and other distressing symptoms, and in teaching patients and caregivers what to expect as the illness progresses.

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