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Norfolk Hospice Care

Accepting the end of your life is hard for you and heart-breaking for your loved ones.  Hospice care service can make this final part of your time on earth much easier for all involved.

Norfolk has a huge selection of certified hospice care service companies to pick from.  Even though many Norfolk seniors believe that hospice service is provided in a specific facility, this isn’t the case.

Hospice care providers will assist Norfolk seniors in their own homes, senior residences, and in any possible medical setting.  

Your hospice service is intended to maintain your comfort and keep you as pain-free as possible in the last weeks of life.

Hospice service can also give valuable help to your family members; there will be people to help with household chores, meal prep, running errands, and simply to lend a hand where you need it.

Norfolk seniors who require hospice service care should keep reading to discover who offers hospice care in Norfolk, how to find hospice care service providers, and how you can pay for the hospice care you need in Norfolk.

The Hospice Care Team in Norfolk

The basis of your hospice service will be provided by an experienced and caring homemaker or home health aides.  These helpers will assist you with your personal care like bathing, grooming, meal preparation, and feeding assistance.

Home health or homemaker aides will also run errands, help with housework and cleaning, and lend a hand when it’s needed.  They will free up your family’s time to spend more of it with you.

Psychological counselors and state social workers will offer emotional or psychological support and critical advice about what to expect in the days and weeks to come.  

They will provide a sympathetic ear and good advice for your loved ones as they come to terms with your impending death.

Nurses will follow the doctor’s instructions regarding your drugs, pain relief measures, and check your vital signs for indications of pain or difficulty.

The hospice care doctor is the group leader who will make sure that every part of your hospice care is carried out properly and make sure that any DNR order is respected or that critical care is provided to extend your time as long as possible.

Finding Hospice Care in Norfolk

There are a variety of ways to locate a quality hospice care provider in Norfolk.

Initially, your physician will likely give you a list of Norfolk care providers, but there are more sources you can use. is a resource for all information of use to the senior community and provides an extensive list of hospice and in-home care providers in the Norfolk area.

The Virginia Association for Hospices and Palliative Care has a useful list of hospice and palliative care services in Virginia and Norfolk.  

Paying for Hospice Care in Virginia Beach

Virginia Beach seniors can use Medicare part A to cover the hospice care services that they need, and eligible Virginia veterans can visit the Veteran’s Administration website to see if they qualify for hospice care through the VA healthcare system.

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