Palliative care is a form of specialized service that provides another layer of support for residents and families. This service is available for residents with very serious or chronic illnesses such as congestive heart failure (CHF), chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), kidney disease, Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s and many more. The goal is to provide quality of life, quality care, and comfort by managing pain and other symptoms that are negatively affecting the resident and family. One of the most important components of palliative care is to give the resident and family an understanding of treatment choices and goals thereby increasing the resident and family’s participation and control over their loved one’s care.
Hospice is a very special healthcare option for our residents and families who are faced with a terminal illness. We work with residents, families and their hospice provider to assure a seamless continuum of quality end-of-life care. A multidisciplinary team of physicians, nurses, social workers and bereavement counselors works together to provide symptom and pain management along with strong emotional and spiritual support. Unique psychological and social interventions are developed and implemented for each resident and family. Our team is dedicated to maintaining the daily quality of life for each resident and family, especially when each day is so special and precious.