Cardiac Special Care
The Barnabas Health Hospice and Palliative Care Center has developed an
innovative cardiac program for people with advanced cardiac disease. The
Cardiac Special Care Program has been designed to meet the special needs
of advanced-stage cardiac patients and their families by helping them
to maintain both function and quality of life. The goals of the Cardiac
Special Care Program are to provide excellence in care to the patient,
increase family/caregiver confidence and coping, as well as help the patient
accomplish important personal goals.
The Cardiac Special Care Program is available in the patients place of
residence. This includes thier home, assisted living or nursing home.
The specially-trained staff of Barnabas Health Hospice and Palliative
Care Center works in collaboration with the patient’s primary care
physician and with BHHPCC’s medical directors.
Many patients with end-stage chronic illnesses do not have access to community
resources because of the uncertainty of their illness. Adequate physical
and psychosocial support is very important for anyone coping with the
social isolation and burden of a chronic progressive illness like advanced
cardiac disease. We at The Barnabas Health Hospice and Palliative Care
Center, have incorporated that important approach into the model of The
Cardiac Special Care Program.
For more information on the Cardiac Special Care Program, contact: