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When Patients Need Home Care

Baystate Visiting Nurse Association & Hospice takes care of patients ranging from newborn babies to elderly, mostly in their homes.  Some are recovering from illness or surgery while others are coping with the end of life. 


To qualify for home health services, a patient must have a skilled need (nursing, physical therapy, or speech therapy) on a part-time, intermittent basis and under physician’s orders.  Medicare and some insurance plans require a patient to be homebound.




Our wide range of home health services available to patients includes:


  • Skilled nursing care for new diagnoses or existing conditions


  • Medication management, including new and IV medications


  • Tube feedings or TPN


  • Pain management


  • Anticoagulation & blood draws


  • Wound and Ostomy care


  • Home safety evaluations


  • Rehabilitation therapies:  physical, occupational, and speech


  • Total Joint Replacement rehabilitation


  • Medical equipment assessments


  • Telehealth monitoring


  • Palliative Care


  • End-of-life care requiring hospice services for patients of all ages. 


(Please note:  Medicare does not require hospice patients to be homebound.)


If you feel that you or a loved one is in need of home health services, check with your physician.  Your physician will help to determine if home health care is right for you.


For more information or to make a referral, 

please call 800-249-8298