Palliative Care

Palliative care is an extension of home care services. It is available at any point during a serious illness and does not depend on the patient’s prognosis. Treatments can still be pursued while under palliative care.

Support, Comfort, and Quality of Life are the cornerstones of palliative care, which supports a holistic approach to relieve suffering and provide quality of life so patients can live as fully as possible.

Understanding Palliative Care

Who might elect to receive palliative care?

Anyone living with a serious illness such as cancer, congestive heart failure (CHF), chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), neurologic diseases, dementia, kidney or liver disease.

How do you receive palliative care?

Your primary care doctor continues to direct your care so discussing palliative care options with your doctor first is suggested. If presently under certified home care services and interested in pursuing palliative care, you can also discuss it with your certified home care nurse who can facilitate further discussion with our palliative care coordinator and your doctor.

Why choose palliative care?

To help with symptoms like pain, shortness of breath, nausea, loss of appetite, fatigue, anxiety, and/or depression.

Where is palliative care provided?

Where ever you call home is where palliative care is delivered by our palliative care team. Working with your primary care doctor, the team ensures that the patient’s goals are established and needs are met. This includes coordinating communication between patient, family, and all healthcare providers.

The NVNA and Hospice Palliative Care Team is led by a hospice and palliative care certified nurse practitioner and includes palliative care nurses, rehab disciplines (PT, OT, speech), social worker, home health aides, and other clinicians as needed. The team is supported by the medical director.

What else can palliative care offer?

  • Social, psychological, emotional and spiritual support provided by the palliative care team.
  • Support for families and caregivers to address the stressors of serious illness.
  • A better understanding of the disease process and treatment choices.

Considering palliative care for a loved one?
Get in touch with us today.

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Wellness Clinic @ Marshfield Town Hall
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Wellness Clinic @ Whitman Town Hall
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Caregivers’ Support Group @ NVNA SUPPORTS
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Wellness Clinic 8:45 am
Wellness Clinic @ Marshfield Town Hall
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Oncology Support Group @ NVNA SUPPORTS
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Wellness Clinic 9:30 am
Wellness Clinic @ Granite Place
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Wellness Clinic 10:00 am
Wellness Clinic @ Rockland Council on Aging
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Blood Pressure Screening 11:30 am
Blood Pressure Screening @ South Shore YMCA
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Men’s Support Group @ NVNA SUPPORTS
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Breast Cancer Support Group 9:30 am
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Oncology Support Group 10:30 am
Oncology Support Group @ NVNA SUPPORTS
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Does Your Loved One Need Memory Care Assisted Living? @ Allerton House at Central Park
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