Palliative Care Program at The GreenFields
Our palliative care program is a specialized form of care that helps to alleviate symptoms, pain and stress due to a serious or life-threatening illness. We use a multidisciplinary approach to treatment, meaning physicians, nurses, therapists and case managers, work as a team with the patient and family to develop the best course of treatment to improve overall quality of life.
Palliative care is not hospice care. Palliative care has been shown to improve health outcomes for those with serious illness when integrated early into care and can be used alongside curative treatment. The ultimate goal is to reduce symptom burden and improve quality of life for patients and their loved ones.
Patients can receive palliative care in our subacute rehabilitation center or as part of their care in our skilled nursing facility.
Hospice, or end-of-life care, is an option for those who are facing a terminal illness and who will no longer receive curative treatment. We strive to be sensitive during this critical time and work to address the physical, social and spiritual needs of our patients and families. Pastoral care is also readily available for support during this difficult time. Our priority is to provide comfort and dignity during the life transition.