Palliative care is specialized medical care for people with serious illnesses. It focuses on providing patients with relief from the symptoms, pain and stress of a serious illness-whatever the diagnosis. The goal is to improve quality of life for both the patient and the family.
Palliative care is provided by a physician or nurse practitioner that are Palliative certified and who work together with a patient's other doctors to provide an extra layer of support. It is appropriate at any age and at any stage in a serious illness and can be provided along with curative treatment.
Our facility has established relationships with Palliative Care organizations and specialists.
Goals of Palliative Care
1. Avoid intrusive hospitalizations and procedures.
2. Enhance the quality of life by managing symptoms
3. Provide emotional and spiritual support
4. Coordinate a plan of care and establish an active support system
5. Treat pain and alleviate suffering
6. Provide choices in advance care planning
Our residents who have been diagnosed with a terminal illness will receive guidance and support from our staff, with privacy and counseling to meet their needs. We provide them with comfort and compassion in a home like setting. Our staff is devoted to supporting all aspects of the individual: emotional, physical, psychological, and spiritual. Our goal is to help residents live full lives one day at a time. Additional support for residents and their families includes consulting hospice nurses, social workers, and clergy.