Geriatrics & Palliative Care
Aging is not equal to suffering
Aging brings with it, special needs, unique demands and a variety of stresses
which need to be understood and compassionately, competently managed.
The multidisciplinary team approach focuses on the prevention and treatment
of common ailments seen in the elderly. We believe that aging should not
compromise the happiness and quality of your life. Successful assessment
promotes wellness and independence.
Palliative Care Service
We are committed to provide an organized, comprehensive, multidisciplinary
program of high quality, cost-effective palliative care in collaboration
with patients and their families who are coping with chronic and life
Palliative care focuses on advanced care planning with patients and families.
It is combined with curative therapies or may be the focal point of care.
- Patients with pain or other unrelieved symptoms
- Individuals with AIDS, ALS, Dementia, Cancer, Sickle Cell and those with
chronic neurological and muscular diseases
- People in all stages of chronic illness and life-threatening illness
- Persons with cardiac disease, such as CHF, and those with pulmonary disease,
such as COPD and persons with other progressive illnesses
Palliative care team is a multidisciplinary team of physicians, nurses,
social workers, dieticians, chaplain, case managers , hospice nurses,
nurse practitioners, holistic nurses, pharmacists, and other professional
consultants working together to meet the special needs of the patient
The palliative care program is coordinated by a steering committee and
follows the Center For Advance Palliative Care practices and guidelines.
- Inpatient consultation
- Referral services
- Pain and symptom management
- Family education
- Bereavement services
Contact us: Palliative Care Department