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Palliative Care

Palliative Care

Understanding palliative care and pain management is critical to supporting quality of life for some elders.

The Palliative Care Information Act took effect Feb. 9, 2011 in New York State.  This law requires physicians and nurse practitioners to offer to provide terminally ill patients with information and counseling concerning palliative care and end-of-life options.
The law is intended to ensure that patients are fully informed of the options available to them when faced with a terminal illness or condition so they are empowered to make choices consistent with their goals for care, and wishes and beliefs, and to optimize their quality of life.

New York State Enacts Palliative Care Information Act

The Palliative Care Information Act took effect Feb. 9, 2011 in New York State.  This law requires physicians and nurse practitioners to offer to provide terminally ill patients with information and counseling concerning palliative care and end-of-life options.

The law is intended to ensure that patients are fully informed of the options available to them when faced with a terminal illness or condition so they are empowered to make choices consistent with their goals for care, and wishes and beliefs, and to optimize their quality of life.

 

Palliative Care 101

10 Things to Know about Palliative Care and Pain Management   Palliative Care/Pain Relief and Management is a comprehensive approach to treating seriously ill patients. It focuses on relieving pati... [Read More]

How Does Palliative Care Differ From Hospice Care?

Palliative care and hospice care are often discussed together, but there are distinctions.  Jewish Home Lifecare delineates the difference as follows:    Palliative care Palliative care is an ... [Read More]

Jewish Home Lifecare Adopts Comfort First Model of Palliative Care for Elders with Dementia

Jewish Home Lifecare has long recognized the benefits of palliative care and the importance of keeping clients comfortable. Now, with support from the Alzheimer’s Association’s New York City Chap... [Read More]

Palliative Care Services

Jewish Home Lifecare offers palliative care, pain relief and management consultation services, available to inpatients at our Manhattan and Bronx divisions and at the Sarah Neuman Center for Healthca... [Read More]

A Team Approach to Palliative Care

 The Palliative Care/Pain Relief and Management Program at Jewish Home Lifecare uses an interdisciplinary team approach.  After an initial clinical evaluation and follow-up, the patient's team is a... [Read More]