In-Home Palliative Care for Seniors
Our in-home Palliative Care Services were designed to deliver personalized and specific physician-directed orders to clients with both advanced disease processes and those with limited life expectancy. Our specially trained, multi-disciplinary palliative care team works directly with your physician to achieve optimal home health treatment goals focused on relief from chronic disease symptoms and improving your quality of life. Typically, home based palliative care services will begin within 24-hours of discharge from the hospital or upon receipt of a physician order. We then monitor each patient’s progress daily, weekly or monthly as needed ensuring quality of life and optimal results are achieved with home health aid.
Our palliative care home health agency team will:
- Help alleviate symptoms and stress associated with your illness
- Assist in explaining your diagnosis, treatment, and medications
- Set realistic goals and treatment plans
- Advise on any medical decisions you may need help with
- Support you in coping with your illness
- Coordinate and communicate often with your doctors and families
The difference between hospice and palliative care
Many people use the terms “hospice” and “palliative care” synonymously. While similar in some regards, hospice care and palliative care services are actually different in many respects. The core similarity is that each of these services aim to alleviate pain and discomfort discomfort with symptom management. However, hospice care begins when someone stops receiving treatment for a chronic disease or terminal illness and that patient has accepted that they will not be cured. Palliative care begins earlier – usually at the time of diagnosis. Palliative care patients can receive palliative care while they are going through treatment for a disease.
Our palliative home care services include, but are not limited to:
- Comprehensive assessment and personalized treatment plan
- Multi-disciplinary team focused on improving quality of life
- On-going monitoring and treatment of symptoms
- Reporting early changes to physician and obtaining orders as needed