The purpose of palliative and hospice care at Generations at Elmwood Park is to provide comfort, pain and symptom management as well as emotional support.
What is Palliative and Hospice Care?
Palliative care is specialized medical care for people with serious illnesses. A multidisciplinary team of staff focuses on providing patients with relief from the pain, symptoms, and stress of a serious illness whether the illness is curable, chronic, or life-threatening. The goal is to improve quality of life for both the patient and the family.
Hospice care is palliative care, pain management, and comfort for those who have been diagnosed with a terminal illness (6 months or less life expectancy).
Who Should Participate in Palliative or Hospice Care?
Patients who may benefit from these services may include seniors who are experiencing chronic, progressive pulmonary disorders, renal disease, chronic heart failure, and progressive neurological conditions.
Hospice care is a specific type of palliative care for people who likely have less than 6 months to live. Hospice care is a good option for loved ones that have seen an increase in pain, nausea, breathing distress, or other symptoms. Your loved one might be having trouble “bouncing back” after a medical set-back or may even be emotionally withdrawn. Oftentimes, your physician is the first to mention the possibility of hospice care. When a doctor mentions hospice care, he or she is simply presenting an option for comfort so that your loved one can have a higher quality of life in the time remaining.
Why Choose Generations at Elmwood Park for Hospice Care?
Generations at Elmwood Park offer hospice care services in partnership with a variety of local hospice providers. Our staff works collaboratively with the hospice providers in all aspects of the patient’s care to include family, friends, and attending physician to provide an individualized plan of care. Hospice care provides secondary support services including pastoral care, recreational therapy, home health care aides, counselors, social services, and consulting by the hospice medical director.
Generations at Elmwood Park believes it is essential to provide both emotional and physical well-being to all parties involved. Therefore, we pride ourselves in partnering with such services to provide quality care. We develop an individualized care plan to meet the needs of your loved one as changes occur.
Our program includes:
- Experienced and professional staff that are uniquely qualified to provide the medical care, comfort, and companionship for you or your loved one
- An Interdisciplinary team that provides an enhanced level of holistic care
- Support and care provided 24 hours a day, 7 days a week
Our program includes:
- Pain and symptom management
- Integrative therapies
- Hospice care provides secondary support services including pastoral care, recreational therapy, home health care aides, counselors, social services and consulting by the hospice care director
Our Interdisciplinary Team
At Generations at Elmwood Park, our clinical care staff works with a team of experienced healthcare professionals including:
- Hospice and Palliative Staff
The interdisciplinary team designs a customized program based on your personal health goals, followed by ongoing support for a successful outcome.