Types of Services
Our goal is to provide comprehensive supportive care across all health care settings; during hospitalizations, at home, in the outpatient clinic, or with transitions to hospice care. We accomplish this with our below services.
Inpatient consultation service
We see patients and families who have emerging needs as new consults in the hospital, but we also proactively try to support patients and families we have an established relationship with when they unexpectedly require admissions to the hospital. We help connect you to other resources that may support you while you are in the hospital such as care coordination, chaplaincy, healing arts, creative arts, or psychosocial support.
We provide initial evaluations, follow-up visits and interim care provided through regular check-ups by the Palliative Care team, whenever possible coordinated with other specialists to improve health care team communication and minimize the burden of travel to DH for clinical appointments.
Patient and Family education
We help patients and families to understand their health conditions and treatment options. We also assist patients and families in adjusting to the practical challenges and emotional stress of caring for someone they love who is seriously ill.
We provide immediate assistance to patients, their families, and their providers regarding symptom control or other time sensitive decisions 24 hours a day and 7 days a week by telephone support. We know living with serious medical illness can feel isolating and we want to help you feel more connected and secure.
We help those who have experienced the death of someone they love cope with the grief that naturally follows.