Transitions in Care Program - Palliative Care
Simply stated, the Transitions in Care program at Grand View Hospital
helps seriously ill patients feel better. Led by a nurse practitioner with specialized training in comfort care, the program's goal is to manage pain and other symptoms of serious illness. The program also addresses the side effects that may occur with medical treatments. Patients needing assistance in managing symptoms may enroll in this program at anytime, even when a cure is being sought. The Transitions in Care Program is available for adults of all ages.
Quality You Can Trust
Grand View Hospital's Transitions in Care program is concerned with helping you enjoy the highest quality of life possible given your medical condition. Palliative care nurse practitioners are supported by a team of health care providers specially trained in palliative care, including: palliative care doctors, nurses, social workers and chaplains. Palliative care services can be administered at home, in an assisted living facility or in a nursing home. If hospitalization at Grand View Hospital is required, our team will follow you during your stay and home again.
Palliative Care Services
Grand View Hospital's Transitions in Care Program staff works with your doctor to help relieve symptoms such as pain, shortness of breath, fatigue, constipation, nausea, loss of appetite, anxiety and difficulty sleeping. We also help you acquire the strength needed to carry on with your daily life and better tolerate medical treatments.
Your palliative care team will talk with you and your family so you can better understand the choices for your care. Working in partnership with your primary doctor, we will provide:
- Expert treatment of pain and other symptoms
- Close, clear communication
- Clarification of goals and priorities for treatment
- Guidance with difficult and complex treatment choices
- Help in navigating the health care system
- Detailed, practical information and assistance
Transitions in Care is available to seriously ill patients in need of symptom management. The patient's primary physician usually initiates the referral process, although case managers, hospital or nursing home personnel, clergy members, family members or other health care professionals may also refer patients. Grand View Hospital's experienced admissions team will arrange follow-up care. Transitions in Care provides services to patients and their families regardless of race, ancestry, color, religion, gender, age, disability, sexual orientation or national origin. Our staff provides assistance to those who do not speak English or are hearing-impaired.
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