Palliative Care Support

transforming care…one person at a time


Palliative Care support at HCS is available to patients receiving HCS home-based visiting nurse or rehabilitation services.  Offered within the context of skilled-need home services, Palliative Care at HCS is delivered within a brief episode of care.  Palliative Care at HCS requires a physician order and may be covered under insurance.  Patients without insurance may be eligible for a grant-funded Palliative Social Work visit.


HCS’ Palliative Care support works in conjunction with your doctor or other care provider. As a person-centered, social-work-led service, HCS prioritizes your needs, concerns, and wishes for your best quality of life.


HCS’ Palliative Care support provides:
♦  palliative care conversations in which we get to know you and your goals;
♦  evaluation and management of pain and discomfort;
♦  support navigating the healthcare system, understanding options, and coping with your situation;
♦  guidance in weighing and making choices – both practical and complex – including advance care planning around your healthcare wishes; and
♦  assistance around caregiver stress.


Palliative Care support may be appropriate if you or a loved one are:
♦  faced with a new or ongoing chronic progressive illness such as cancer, heart, lung or kidney disease;
♦  coping with a serious disease that has led to multiple hospitalizations;
♦  struggling with treatments and their side effects; and
♦  having trouble understanding your condition and options.


For more information about Palliative Care Support at HCS and how our team of health professionals can help, please call Care Coordination at HCS at (603) 352-2253.