Palliative Care at Home (PCaH)
Palliative Care at Home offers an added layer of support for patient’s living with a serious illness, their family, and their healthcare providers. This type of care focuses on improving quality of life through expert symptom management. Patients maintain their current treatment plans and continue seeing their managing clinicians, while also benefitting from the additional social, emotional, and physical support. Palliative Care at Home delivers coordinated care in the home, consisting of:
- In home and virtual visits with your care team
- Physical, psychosocial, spiritual, and emotional support
- In-depth discussion about your condition and treatment options
- 24-hour support
- Social services support including community resources, financial assistance, disability and other governmental benefits, caregiver support
Expert Symptom Management Our clinicians focus on managing symptoms such as pain, shortness of breath, fatigue, constipation, nausea, loss of appetite, difficulty sleeping and depression. By addressing symptoms, the hope is that patient’s will be able to carry on with daily life and are better able to tolerate medical treatments.
Goals of Care Discussions Our care team works with a patient and their family to identify the patient’s health care wishes and then works to ensure the patient’s care plan is aligned with these goals.
Coordination of Care Our care team remains in close communication with a patient’s existing healthcare providers and works with them to ensure goals are met. We also assist in identifying other resources that may be beneficial.
Education Our care team provides education about the patient’s illness, doctor’s plan of care, medications and more. Our goal is to empower patients to feel more confident so they can better plan for the future.