Patient & Family Resources
When considering end-of-life care, know that you have support whenever you need it.
VIA Tools, Resources, & Programs
Whether you have just begun the conversation about Palliative Care or Hospice Care, or are caring for a loved one who has been receiving palliative or hospice care for a time, we offer a variety of resources for caregivers at all stages of the end-of-life journey.
It can be difficult to know whether hospice care or palliative care is needed, and when the right time may be to make those healthcare decisions. By answering a few short and confidential questions, you can read more about what may be right for you or your loved one.
Hospice is comfort-oriented care focused on quality of life for patients with a diagnosis of months, weeks, or days to live. We bring our care to you, whether in the home, assisted living community, long term care community, or hospital. Learn more about Hospice Care in the link above, or click the care path link below to read more about what Hospice Care with VIA Health Partners looks like.
Palliative Care, or Palliative Medicine, helps those living with a serious illness maintain their quality of life while also providing support to family and loved ones. Learn more about Palliative Care in the link above, or click the care path link below to read more about what Palliative Care with VIA Health Partners looks like.
We believe that each patient under our care deserves focused, tailored treatment designed to alleviate pain and symptoms unique to their diagnosis. We offer specialty care through our Dementia Care, KidsPath®(Pediatric Care), and Veteran Care programs.
You are not alone. We listen. We support. We care.
Grief is a normal, natural response to the loss of someone or something important. It is unique to the person experiencing it and is as individual as the relationship that brought it about. Because of this uniqueness and individuality, there is no set timetable for how a person goes through the process. Likewise, what is helpful for some people may not be helpful for others. Wherever you may be in the grief process, know you have support any time you need it.
VIA Health Partners couldn't do what we do each day without our incredible volunteers. Through our volunteer program, we offer caregivers much-needed support. Learn more about the support our volunteers provide in the link above.
Honoring the wishes of your loved one.
We understand that talking about death and other end-of-life topics is difficult. Having conversations about advance care directives may be uncomfortable, but provide clarity when the time comes to utilize them.
VIA Resource Documents
We offer caregivers a variety of documents to help at all stages of the end-of-life journey.
The Final Journey is a 16-page book to aid in understanding and supporting those approaching the final stages of life. The information contained in The Final Journey shares insights on how the body prepares for the final journey.
Our checklist reviews 11 questions and answers to help you choose the hospice provider right for you and your loved one.
Despite continual growth in awareness and access, society still harbors many myths about hospice and the care it provides. In this booklet, we review 10 of the most common myths about hospice care.
Palliative Care as a specialty is a relatively new concept and often misunderstood. In this booklet, we review 8 of the most common myths about palliative care.
Hospice, Palliative Care, & End-of-Life Organizations
There are many organizations that offer end-of-life resources and helpful information online.
VIA Health Partners is a proud member of NHPCO, an organization dedicated to enhancing and expanding access to hospice and palliative care.
VIA Health Partners is a proud member of AHHC of NC, an organization that advocates for patients, families, and providers in North Carolina.
VIA Health Partners is a proud member of SCHCHA, an organization that advocates for patients, families, and providers in South Carolina.
AAHPM is an organization that works to spread education and awareness of hospice and palliative care and further advancements in care.
NC AHEC's vision is for everyone in North Carolina to be healthy and supported by an appropriate and well-trained health workforce that reflects the communities it serves.
Specialty Care Resources
There are many resources available to those caring for a loved one with a specialty diagnosis.
ALS Association Publications.................www.als.org
Alzheimer's Association Publications......www.alz.org
Learn more about our Dementia Care program.
Learn more about our Pediatric Care program, KidsPath.
Wherever you may be in the grief process, know you have support any time you need it.
What's Your Grief.................www.whatsyourgrief.com