Palliative Care focuses on symptom management and quality of life for patients with advanced chronic illness who are not ready for hospice.
We offer palliative care consultation through Shelley Salpeter, MD, FACP of Homecare Physicians Medical Group. Dr. Salpeter’s team includes two NPs and an LVN, and specializes in geriatric and palliative care, with 24-hour nursing support by phone. Dr. Salpeter works with all home health agencies, and accepts a range of insurance.
- Age-related cognitive decline, Alzheimer’s disease, complex chronic disease, frailty, and homebound patients
- Continuity of care between hospitals, nursing homes, and home environments, including acute care consultation, home care, and hospice
- Managing pain and other end-of-life symptoms
- Advanced care planning and goals of care discussions
Patients who are also enrolled in our Transitions program have access to social work and volunteer support.
We are changing our palliative care program to refocus on our core mission – to provide our community with exceptional end-of-life care and education. As of October 1, 2019, we will no longer serve homebound patients with skilled needs via our Advanced Care Program.