What is Palliative Care?
At LHC Group, we believe that palliative care is about living, loving, and making every day count.
Helping patients deal with symptoms and stress of a serious illness is a challenging task. Our palliative care program can help improve quality of life for seriously ill patients by addressing their physical, psychosocial, and spiritual needs.
Palliative care can be provided in any place a patient calls home, including nursing homes and assisted living facilities.
- Consultative visits provided in the patient’s home by an Advance Practice Nurse (Nurse Practitioner) and/or collaborating physician specially trained in palliative care
- A team of expert interdisciplinary professionals to address physical, psychosocial, and spiritual needs as necessary
- Coordination of care with your primary care physician and relevant specialists
- Transitional care management
- Goals of care/advance care planning discussions
The LHC Group Difference
We are about Person Centered care.
By focusing on quality of life throughout the course of a serious illness, we help match palliative treatment with patient goals. Our team of clinical experts works collaboratively with the patient and family, their primary care physician, other specialists, and care organizations to provide care to offer an extra layer of support throughout the patient’s care continuum. We can help reduce avoidable ER visits and hospitalizations, facilitate smooth transitions between care settings, assure that care goals are being met, and enhance overall quality of life.
We Care About People
Because people are far more than their medical conditions.
We are about Person Centered care. That means knowing the people we serve, understanding their needs, and tailoring healthcare to ensure the best journey possible.
We Provide the Best Care Available
And are passionately committed to making it better every day.
We lead the industry in quality ratings but that is not enough for us. We’re committed to establishing a new standard of clinical excellence and outstanding service in all we do.
We Embrace the Communities We Serve
Because the best care happens where in the context of strong relationships.
We empower our clinicians and staff to build the kind of relationships in our communities that ensure quality, consistency, and stability in all we do.
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