Palliative care is specialized medical care geared towards managing and addressing the physical and psychosocial symptoms associated with serious illness. Our services include:
- In-home visits scheduled once a month by a Nurse Practitioner to address physical symptoms caused by the disease or the course of treatment such as: nausea, fatigue, anxiety, insomnia, loss of appetite, pain, depression, shortness of breath, edema, and constipation. Additional visits as deemed medically necessary are available to manage sudden or ongoing symptoms.
- Help addressing the psychosocial aspects and emotional burden caused by the disease process including fear of the unknown and spiritual needs.
- Assistance with navigating the healthcare system in terms of exploring treatment options, understanding disease prognosis, educating patients and caregivers and discussing goals of care.
- Help accessing community/financial resources, benefits available to patient, and Advance Care planning.
- After hour support to help triage patients over the phone, with the ability to prescribe medication as appropriate.
- Coordination of care with other healthcare services such as initiating Home Health and ordering Durable Medical Equipment.