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For Referring Physicians

Make a referral to our Hospice Care or Advanced Illness Management programs

Our Approach

Our Advanced Illness Management (AIM) Home-Based Palliative Care program focuses on patients who have difficulty leaving their homes due to chronic ongoing conditions.begin editing.

Our AIM team works together with a patient’s Primary Care Provider (PCP) as an added layer of support for people diagnosed with serious illness(es) and their caregiver(s).

Our Hospice Care and Advanced Illness Management (AIM) palliative care programs use qualified physicians to make sure that our sickest neighbors get the care they need where they need it.


The focus of palliative care is on relieving symptoms, stress and pain with a goal to enhance recovery alongside curative treatment. Hospice’s focus is on relieving symptoms, stress and pain at the end of life once curative treatment has stopped being pursued. 


Both are built around the philosophy that our patients deserve comfort and holistic care regardless of their condition or what stage of life they are in. We do this by partnering with patients’ greater care teams and act as a quarterback to coordinate care so that all their needs are met.


We are also community-based, meaning we exist outside of hospital and office settings. We meet people where they are, whether it’s in their home, a loved one’s home or another facility. We go to see them where they live, which is extremely important considering many patients are homebound.


Have Questions About Referring a Patient to us?

Check out some of our frequently asked questions.

Among AIM Patients in 2022, We Saw:


Reduction in Emergency Room Visits


Reduction in Hospital Readmissions

What Clients Say

“We appreciate the care that the people with VNA gave my mom… Towards the end, it was hard to keep up with my mom’s pain, because it was such a gradual thing, but VNA was very helpful!”


Hospice & Palliative Care Resources

 Interested in learning more about our programs? Here are some articles to help.

Learn About the Differences Between Palliative Care & Hospice.

What Is Palliative Care?


When Is Hospice Needed?

What Is Hospice Care?


Make a Referral

Ready to discuss your patient’s care needs?

Please start by filling out the fields below, and a care specialist will contact you.

You can also call us at (314) 918-7171 Monday through Friday from 8:00 am to 4:45 pm. When you call, please inform the operator you would like to make a referral.

Thank you to the Charless Foundation, a component of the St. Louis Community Foundation, for their generous support of the Visiting Nurse Association of Greater St Louis Advanced Illness Management Palliative Care Program. 

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