For people of all ages, at any stage of a chronic or serious illness—as well as at the end of life—our award-winning Palliative Care team provides extra layers of support to improve quality of life and to help relieve physical, emotional, and spiritual suffering.
What is Palliative Care?
Palliative care is not the same as hospice care. Hospice is a specialized medical team that provides care only to those with terminal conditions, whereas palliative care is not restricted to those at the end of life. It can be provided at any time during the course of a serious illness, starting from the day of diagnosis.
Palliative Care Services Include:
- Assistance with, consultation on, and advocating for optimum pain and symptom management
- Healthcare Advocacy and help with navigating the medical system
- Personal care and assistance with activities of daily living
- Companionship, through visits with a caring volunteer
- Emotional support for both the person facing illness and their loved ones
- Spiritual support and Chaplain visits
- 24-hour, on-call caregiver support
- Advance Care Planning
- Consultations to address your questions and concerns, and to help you make informed decisions about this challenging time in life
Interdisciplinary Palliative Care Team
Our coordinated team of professionals and volunteers combines nursing specialists, care managers, caregivers, a rabbi and interfaith chaplain, and a consulting physician. We work closely with your physician and other healthcare providers and can coordinate hospice services if and when chosen by you.
To learn more about our palliative care services or our team, call us at 844-222-3212 or visit JFCS’ Seniors At Home website >
Would you like to learn more about palliative care? Becoming a volunteer! Our 2017 training begins in November. Find out more >