What is Palliative Care?
A Partnership of Patient, Family, and Health Care Specialists
Palliative care is appropriate at any age and for any stage of an illness and can be provided at the same time as curative treatment. Palliative care is health care that focuses on managing the pain, symptoms, and the stress of individuals and families facing complex, life-limiting or life-threatening illness. In order to improve the quality of life for patients and their families our interdisciplinary team may include:
- Nurse Practitioner
- Registered Nurses
- Social Workers
- Physical, Occupational, and Speech Therapist
- Home Health Aides
- Expressive Arts and Music Therapy
- Chaplain Support
The palliative care team
- Patient advocacy
- Time for close communication
- Expert management of pain and other symptoms
- Help navigating the healthcare system
- Guidance with difficult and complex treatment choices
- Emotional and spiritual support for you and your loved ones
- Answers to questions about well-being or treatment
- Coordination of medical care
- Coordination of home care services
- Connections to hospital and community resources
Palliative consultations services are available for individuals and families. If you are wondering if this is right for you, ask yourself:
- Why has this happened to our family?
- What happens next?
- What can I do to help?
- How do I ensure I receive quality care?
Our physician and nurse practitioner will take the time to listen to concerns, answer questions, help make decisions, and coordinate the care received from other experts in the healthcare community.
You may request a consultation at any time by calling 215-240-6635.
All of KeystoneCare’s professional staff is fully licensed in the state of Pennsylvania. KeystoneCare is a CHAP accredited, and Medicare and Medicaid licensed agency.