Palliative care is provided to patients with a serious, chronic illness, with palliative care at home meaning specialized, compassionate care provided wherever the patient calls home. Angels Grace Hospice provides palliative care by a team of trained palliative care nursing professionals and an interdisciplinary team focused on alleviating pain and improving quality of life. We provide experienced, compassionate palliative care wherever the patient calls home which may be a private home, a nursing or long-term care facility, a hospital or other setting.
Palliative Care at Home Conditions
Palliative medicine differs from hospice in that the patient does not need to have a prognosis of six months or less to live to receive palliative care at home or in any setting. Palliative care is available early in the disease process and can minimize repeat hospitalizations.
Patients are still receiving treatment from their primary care physician while receiving palliative care from trained palliative care nursing professionals. Palliative therapy is often provided in conjunction with curative treatments and modalities, helping patients to control pain and other symptoms.
Patients can benefit from reduced pain and improved quality of life when living with serious conditions such as:
- Lung Disease
- Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD)
- Congestive heart failure (CHF)
- Kidney disease
- Parkinson’s disease
- Dementia / Alzheimer’s
- Multiple sclerosis
- Rheumatoid arthritis
- Other chronic conditions
Angels Grace Hospice provides experienced and compassionate palliative care to patients wherever they call home, from a dedicated staff trained in hospice and palliative medicine. Our physician will make recommendations for treatment to the patient’s primary care physician based on the patient’s symptoms or needs.
Palliative Care Provides Symptom Relief
We focus on improving quality of life and managing symptoms through medication, physical therapy or relaxation techniques, dietary or lifestyle changes and other palliative care practices.
Palliative care can alleviate pain, improve quality of life and provide relief from many symptoms of serious illness such as:
- Shortness of breath
- Difficulty sleeping
- Loss of appetite
Angels Grace Hospice brings comfort and dignity to those suffering with serious illness from a highly trained palliative care nursing staff. Our interdisciplinary team includes board-certified physicians, nurse practitioners and certified palliative care nursing staff with specialized training and expertise in palliative medicine.
Palliative Care Principles
Too often, patients wait to ask or inquire about palliative care and miss opportunities to receive additional support and symptom relief. The palliative care nursing team at Angels Grace Hospice provides experienced palliative care centered on the patient, the family and caregivers. We provide a support system focused on alleviating pain and suffering and improving quality of life, helping patients to live a life as active as possible.
Angels Grace Hospice provides experienced palliative care that is intended to neither hasten nor postpone death. We provide patient and family centered care, supporting the patient, the family and caregivers. Numerous studies show that people with a serious illness can live longer and better and loved ones are better able to handle the situation with palliative care.
How Does Palliative Care at Home Work
If you or a loved one are living with a serious illness, speak with your primary provider about palliative care, available wherever you call home. Angels Grace Hospice provides an individualized plan with a palliative liaison and we present the program to the patient and the family. We continuously review and address goals with the patient and family.
Speak with your physician about palliative medicine and call our knowledgeable staff for more information.
Angels Grace Hospice provides palliative care focused on enhancing the quality of life for the patient. Our skilled palliative nursing staff provides support and guidance to the patient and the family. Contact us to learn more about our palliative care at home wherever you call home.