Palliative Care at Home
Palliative Care at Home offers an added layer of support for patients 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 benefiting 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 patients 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.
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.
Mount Sinai is expanding our At Home service area as medical personnel become available. Please contact us to see if Palliative Care at Home is provided where you live, and whether your insurer includes these services as a covered benefit.