In-Home Palliative Care in Los Angeles
At Unique Hospice, we understand the value and importance of providing quality, in-home palliative care services to our patients and their families in Los Angeles County. Our experienced team of home health nurses and other clinicians is dedicated to delivering comprehensive palliative care in the comfort of your own home. We provide a range of services which include symptom management and relief, family support and counseling, as well as spiritual and emotional care.
What is Palliative Care?
Palliative care is a specialized medical treatment for people living with serious illnesses, which does not need to be life-threatening. It focuses on providing relief from the pain, symptoms, and stress of an illness, regardless of the diagnosis. Palliative care is appropriate at any age and stage of a health condition and is targeted toward curative treatment.
How Does Palliative Care Different from Hospice?
Palliative care and hospice are both forms of medical treatment that emphasize quality of life, but they have some distinct differences. Palliative care is appropriate for any stage of a serious illness, while hospice focuses on providing care to those in the end stages of a terminal illness who have chosen not to pursue curative treatments. Additionally, with palliative care the goal is to improve the quality of life while still attempting curative treatments; with hospice, it is to provide comfort and support without treatment.
Goals of Palliative Care
At Unique Hospice, we are dedicated to helping our patients and their families achieve their goals of managing symptoms, improving quality of life, and providing emotional and spiritual care. Our multidisciplinary team focuses on relieving pain and other distressing symptoms while also addressing all aspects of a person’s well-being.
Our goals for palliative care include:
Who Can Benefit from Palliative Care?
Palliative care is appropriate for any stage of a serious illness and can be used alongside curative treatments. It is beneficial to both the patient and their family and caregivers, helping them to manage symptoms, understand treatment options, make decisions about advanced care planning, and cope with emotions during this difficult time.
Conditions that may benefit from palliative care at Unique Hospice include:
In-Home Palliative Care Eligibility
To qualify for palliative care, the diagnosed illness does not need to be life-limited. In addition, patients seeking at-home palliative care must be able to obtain services at a stable location that he or she calls home. This may include a family home, an assisted living facility, a nursing home, a group home, or another living facility.
Additional qualifications for palliative care included a new diagnosis of an illness, declining mobility, and limited ability to address personal needs, such as issues with nutrition and dehydration. To discuss individual eligibility for palliative care, contact Unique Hospice today.
Our Palliative Care Services
At Unique Hospice, palliative care is tailored to the individual needs of each patient and family. This involves creating unique plans that include a variety of services to improve quality of life.
In-Home Palliative Care in Los Angeles County
At Unique Hospice, we are proud to be a part of the palliative care community in Los Angeles County. We provide individualized palliative care services to patients and families in the comfort of their own homes. If you or a loved one is in need of palliative care services in Los Angeles County, contact us online today or call 626-335-7077 to learn more about how we can help.