palliative care

Palliative Care is a medical subspecialty provided by a team of health care professionals, who work together with the primary care physician and/or specialists to provide additional support for people who are seriously ill.

the palliative care team focuses on providing the patient relief from the symptoms of pain, physical stress, and mental stress at any stage of illness. palliative home care patients may continue to seek aggressive treatments. 

Goals of Palliative Care for Patient and Family:

  • Maintain patient choice and dignity for those choosing to remain at home through the final stages of life

  • Provide state-of-the-art skills in managing symptoms to assure comfort

  • Utilize a holistic approach to care

  • Ensure the patient's freedom to choose more aggressive treatment while receiving palliative care

  • Provide for treatment of symptoms as desired by the patient

  • Provide information for patients and families to assist in preparing advanced health care directives

  • Provide effective pain management

  • Address the psychosocial and spiritual concerns of the patient and family

  • Provide support for patients and families, and assist in developing and using effective coping skill

  • Provide care consistent with patient's cultural and spiritual background

Meeting the Needs of Patient and Family:

 

 

  • Patient case managed by Registered Nurse

  • Plan of care developed in collaboration with patient and family

  • Palliative Care Team available to meet changing needs of patient and family

  • Provide continuity of care from hospital to home

  • Medicare / Medicaid / Commercial Insurance 

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