To provide high-quality, compassionate care to patients with chronic, complex medical conditions by helping to relieve suffering, clarifying goals of care, and enhancing overall quality of life.
We believe that in supporting the goals and preferences of patients and families, we uphold the dignity and integrity of each unique and precious person.
Questions & Answers
Where is Care Provided?
Care can be provided in any location the patient calls home. That may be their private home, a family member’s home, or residential care setting, assisted living facility, or group home.
When is Care provided?
Care is provided during regularly scheduled business hours with a 24-hour after-hours telephone support.
Who is eligible for Palliative Care Services?
• Patients with chronic, complex medical conditions
• Patients who need assistance with symptom management
• Patients needing emotional and spiritual support
How does Palliative care differ from Hospice care?
• There is no requirement for terminal prognosis
• Patients can concurrently receive aggressive treatment
• Palliative care partners with primary care and specialty physicians to provide continuum of care
Services provided by Palliative professionals include:
• Symptom management
• Disease-specific education
• Goals of care discussions
• Family/caregiver emotional support and assistance with navigation through community resources
The following professionals work in collaboration with your primary care physician to add an additional layer of support:
• Palliative care physician
• Nurse practitioner
• Social worker