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Bridge Program

Our Bridge Program provides a specialty type of care for individuals with a potentially life-limiting illness who are still receiving curative or palliative treatment. Home Health Care is provided by nurses with expertise in pain and symptom management. These nurses also possess a unique understanding of some of the psychosocial and spiritual issues that patients may experience. Bridge services are covered under the home-care benefit of the patient’s insurance company.

  • No certification is required
  • Hospice RN Case Manager
  • Patient psychologically not ready for hospice
  • Same services are available
  • Patient must be home bound except for physician and or treatment visits

Transitions in Care

A unique program to assist patients with their transition from hospital to home;

Transition in Care Interventions

  • Transition Care Coach: This is a Registered Nurse who meets you in the hospital and follows up with you at home for 30 days to ensure a successful transition.
  • Palliative Care: This team will assist you better understand of your disease, including an open discussion about your wishes and goals. Palliative Care Team members can assist with treatment of pain, shortness of breath, fatigue and nausea. so you can get the most relief possible.
  • Telephonic care: This specialized program follows up with you four times over the first 30 days you are home from the hospital.  The goal is to ensure a successful transition home, and answer any questions you may have.

All these programs are complimentary; please ask us for more information.

Private Care

This program is designed for patients who are interested in-home assistance not covered by their insurance. This may be in addition to the care provided under your insurance plan, after your insurance coverage ends or at any time when you believe some additional in-home help would benefit you.

Our nurses, therapists and home health aides will visit you in your home to assist you in meeting your healthcare needs.

Palliative Care

Palliative care is a type of care for all types of chronic or progressive illness that focuses on improving quality of life. It involves the comprehensive treating the symptoms, discomfort and stress of a serious illness. 

Palliative care provides relief from distressing symptoms including pain, shortness of breath and fatigue. It can also help deal with the side effects of medical treatments you are receiving.

The Palliative Care Team is provided by an interdisciplinary team of specialists that include:

  • Physicians
  • Nurses
  • Social Workers
  • Chaplains
  • Pharmacists
  • Nurtitionists
  • Home Health Aides

This team approach to provide patient-centered care meets the physical, cultural, psychological and spiritual needs of you and your family, and results in well-planned treatment for all your symptoms throughout your illness — treatment that takes care of you in your present condition and anticipates your future needs.

 

What Can I Expect From Palliative Care?

  • Treatment of pain, shortness of breath, fatigue, nausea, loss of appetite or problems with sleeping, so you can get the most relief possible.
  • Better understanding of your condition, including open discussion about treatment options, ensuring that your care meets your wishes.
  • Assistance with setting goals that lead to a meaningful, enjoyable life while you receive treatment for your illness.

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