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Carilion Clinic Hospice - NRV is a non-profit hospice that is a division of Carilion New River Valley Medical Center. Hospice maintains the philosophy of providing comprehensive, quality care to patients without regard to age, disease, handicap, race, sex, religion, social or economic status, or ability to pay, within the limits of the hospice program. Hospice patients are those patients referred by their attending physician for terminal, end of life care during the last six months of life as predicted if the disease runs its normal course. Hospice care is an organized approach to care, wherein competent, compassionate care is offered. Hospice's mission is to focus its care on the whole family as the unit of care. Emphasis is placed on pain and symptom control and improving quality of life for the person who is dying. Hospice assists the patient, family, or caregivers in coping by providing psychological and spiritual support as well as the physical care management.
Carilion Clinic Hospice - New River Valley is licensed by the Commonwealth of Virginia, certified by Medicare and Medicaid, and is accredited by the Joint Commission for Accreditation of Health Care Organizations. We are members of the Virginia Association for Hospice and Palliative Care Organization and the National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization.
Carilion Clinic Hospice - New River Valley works with physician referred terminally ill persons of any age. Hospice patients may live in a variety of settings: their own homes, homes of relatives, in adult care centers, or long term care facilities. They may also be hospitalized for short periods of time. The Interdisciplinary Hospice Team will travel to meet the patient and caregivers. The Hospice team will include the patient and the family as the unit of care and will strive to meet the needs of the clients in order to improve the quality and dignity of life. Care visits will occur in accordance to the physician approved plan of treatment and interdisciplinary care plan.