VNA of Northwest Indiana

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APRIL 2021

Hospice: From Our Heart to Yours

VNA Hospice is available to help you and your loved ones navigate life's difficult decisions. VNA is trusted by the community to provide integrated, person-centered care for individuals facing a terminal illness. 

While all hospices may look similar because they work with the same standards and payment systems, most local hospices are for-profit corporations. At VNA of NWI, we place mission above profit. Our calling is to offer world-class care and peace of mind to patients and their families in Lake, LaPorte, Jasper, Porter, and Starke counties. We serve everyone, regardless of ability to pay.

We’re here when you need us. Call (219) 462-5195 to schedule a visit at one of our office locations:

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Last Chance: Stroll for Hospice

What makes the Stroll for Hospice so special? Sponsor and participant Morgan shares her perspective in this video. Watch now

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Osby Water

"They made my family comfortable. It’s an amazing gift."

We are incredibly grateful to Dave Osby of Osby Water Systems in Hebron for an extraordinary gift to the VNA Hospice Center! Osby donated and installed an all-new water softener system this spring. The previous, legacy system was limping along and parts had become unavailable, said Dave. He feels strongly, “Everybody’s gotta chip in” to support VNA, our community’s under-recognized gem.

It’s personal for Dave: His sister’s husband, Richard Brychell, suffered a gradual decline with Lou Gehrig’s disease while sister and family tried to care for him at home. “He got really sick and ended up at VNA hospice several times. They cared for him wonderfully, and he’d always bounce back a little bit.” Dave’s mother, too, experienced the warmth and support of the VNA hospice team as she underwent a rapid decline with a brain illness at the end of her life. “I can’t say enough about the great care VNA gave us. They made my family comfortable. It’s an amazing gift,” says Dave. “I want the community to recognize that VNA is a very special place.”

People at the Heart of Hospice

What makes VNA of Northwest Indiana special? The dedicated staff and volunteers who greet each day and each patient with kindness and compassion. Grace, the daughter-in-law of a former VNA Hospice patient, Linda, wrote to tell us how much the caring staff meant to her family. 

"Tabitha, Linda's home health aide, was so gentle, caring, and understanding in her care for my mother-in-law. She listened to the family.... I didn't get to work with Tabitha long, but got to see her big, beautiful heart. Linda loved having Tabitha. She looked forward to her coming. Toward the end, Linda couldn't speak, but she had me call VNA to say that Tabitha was gentle, caring, and she truly listened. This was a BIG deal to have her. Thank you from the bottom of my heart to Tabitha. From me, my family. and, most importantly, Linda."

VNA Hospice was also privileged to care for Linda's parents. Before she passed away, Linda recruited her niece, daughter-in-law, grandkids, and great-nephews to participate in the Stroll for Hospice in memory of her parents. Grace adds, "I plan on continuing supporting VNA and people like Ms. Tabitha. I just had to find a way to say thank you."

Save the Date: Hops for Hospice

Taste far-out brews in support of nonprofit end-of-life care in Northwest Indiana. Featuring 80+ beers from local and national breweries. Tickets on sale May 3!

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