Home+ Palliative Care can be provided alongside curative treatment and is appropriate at any age and at any stage of serious illness. Palliative Care can be provided in many settings including hospitals, clinics and in the home. Our team consists of providers, social workers and registered nurses. Spiritual services may also be provided.
Benefits of Palliative Care
According to the Center to Advance Palliative Care, hospitals that provide Palliative Care programs find patients and families are more likely to report:
- A higher level of confidence in their care team
- A better sense of control regarding decisions about their care, including pain and symptom management, treatments and interventions
- Decreased suffering, worry and anxiety related to their serious illness
- More ‘internal balance’ regarding goals of care and healthcare choices during the course of an illness
- Higher satisfaction with the communication around their condition and care
- An increased sense of support, preparation, direction and of the next steps once the hospital stay is over
Eligibility for Palliative Care
Palliative care is appropriate for anyone suffering from a serious, chronic or life-threatening illness. To be eligible for Home+ Palliative Care, patients must meet Home Health criteria, such as having trouble leaving home without help and a need for skilled nursing care or therapy services. Your physician can help you set up a consultation with our Palliative Care team.