Grand View Palliative Care

Female doctor examining an elderly patient.Continuing Care in the Community

Patients with complex and chronic medical conditions like end-stage heart disease, late-stage dementia, progressive cancers or chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) need help to stay out of the hospital and in their own home. Palliative Care is a means of symptom management regardless of the stage or severity.

Unlike hospice care, patients do not have to give up their curative treatments to receive palliative care.

Our unique program utilizes nurse practitioners, overseen by a physician, to see you in your place of residence. We use a multi-disciplinary approach including physicians, pharmacists, social workers, chaplains and other allied health specialists.

Relief from symptoms associated with your disease and/or treatment such as:

  • Pain
  • Shortness of breath
  • Nausea
  • Depression and anxiety
  • Sleeping disorders
  • Fatigue

Most insurances cover palliative care services, please contact your provider for details.

Palliative Care Q&A


What is Palliative Care?

Palliative Care is a means of symptom management for a number of chronic conditions, from
chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) and congestive heart failure (CHF) to late-stage
dementia and cancer. It can be provided in the home, hospital or skilled nursing facility. You do
not need to be homebound to receive Palliative Care.

Is Palliative Care the same as Hospice?
No. Palliative Care can be received regardless of the stage of the disease process. You do not have
to give up your curative treatments. Palliative care is designed to enhance your quality of life and
prevent and relieve the symptoms associated with your condition.

How is Grand View Palliative Care different?
Traditionally provided by Home Care or Hospice Nurses, our Palliative Care services are delivered
by Certified Registered Nurse Practitioners (CRNP) under the supervision of a Medical Director.
These professionals can assist you with medication management, ordering diagnostic tests and
coordinating communication and visits with your other healthcare providers.

Can I have Palliative Care while receiving other services?
Yes. You can be on multiple services, such as Home Care which includes nursing, physical, speech
and occupational therapies, while receiving Palliative Care.

Will my insurance cover Palliative Care?
Yes. Palliative Care is considered a specialty visit and is covered by most insurances. Contact your
provider or our intake office for details.

How do I receive Palliative Care?
Contact your physician and ask for a referral to Grand View Palliative Care.
For more information, call Grand View Palliative Care at 215-453-4210
or visit us at www.gvh.org

Grand View Health will provide care without discrimination due to age, sex, race, color, religion, sexual orientation, income,
education, national origin, ancestry, marital status, culture, language, disability, gender identity or who will pay your bill.