Palliative care focuses more broadly on improving life and providing comfort to people of all ages with serious, chronic, and life-threatening illnesses. These diseases may include cancer, congestive heart failure, kidney failure, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, AIDS, and Alzheimer’s, among others.

Our palliative care consultation team is a multidisciplinary team that works with the patient, family and the patient’s other physicians to provide medical, social, emotional, and practical support. The team consists of physicians and nurse practitioners trained in palliative care and includes others such as social workers and chaplains. We are committed to helping patients who want to transition more easily from terminal illnesses to hospice care.

Our Agency Offers the Following Home Health Services:
  • Physical, Speech, & Occupational Therapies
  • Medical Supplies/Equipment
  • Certified Wound Care Specialist
  • Disease Management Programs
  • Skilled Nursing Services
  • Home Health Aides
  • Infusion Therapy
  • Certified Diabetic Educators
  • Medical Social Services

The program includes visits by a nurse practitioner or physician to help the patient understand their choices for medical treatment. Assessment and recommendation of additional treatment options will be given to coincide with their current treatment plan addressing symptom management such as nausea, vomiting, insomnia, constipation, shortness of breath, pain assessment and fatigue.

Skilled Nurses Provide:

  • Instruction for family members and patients for appropriate care
  • Skilled observation for hypertension and diabetes
  • Collection of blood and urine specimens
  • Administration of intravenous fluids and medications
  • Assessment of open wounds and dressing changes
  • Supervision of medications
  • Provides other treatment and procedures requiring specialized care
  • Communicates with your physician regarding your health care
  • Certified Wound Care Specialist
  • Provides specialized wound care services

Our professional palliative care team can also help physicians, hospital discharge planning, assisted living and nursing homes to help the patient and family navigate through treatment options and comfort and care issues.