Palliative Care is an approach to care that focuses on relief from symptoms, pain, and stressors – whatever the stage of the illness. Palliative Care Support at HCS is an extra layer of support that can be offered to our patients while receiving home-based visiting nurse or rehabilitative services. As this layer of support is provided within skilled home care services, it is short term in nature. Palliative Care Support at HCS is a person-centered, Social Work-led service that prioritizes your needs, concerns, and wishes for your best quality of life.
- Support includes:
Palliative Care Conversations in which we get to know you and your goals
- Evaluation of pain and discomfort
- Support navigating the healthcare system, understanding options and resources, and coping with your situation
- Guidance in weighing and making choices – both practical and complex
- Assistance around any area of stress impacting your quality of life