Palliative Care and Hospice

If you or a loved one is facing a serious health condition, you can rely on the professionals of the Englewood Health Physician Network for compassionate palliative care close to your home in New Jersey and Rockland County, New York.

Who Can Get Palliative Care?

People of any age and at any stage of their diagnosis can benefit from palliative care. You may consider this care if you have a life-threatening or chronic health condition like:

  • Cancer
  • Congestive heart failure (CHF)
  • Diabetes
  • HIV/AIDS
  • Hypercalcemia, a calcium level that’s too high
  • Liver disease
  • Neurological conditions like dementia, Alzheimer’s, multiple sclerosis (MS), stroke, or Parkinson’s disease
  • Renal or kidney disease
  • Pulmonary conditions like chronic obstructive pulmonary disorder (COPD) or pulmonary fibrosis

Palliative Care Services

Palliative care is also known as supportive care. Turn to the Englewood Health Physician Network’s doctors for holistic services personalized to your needs, including:

  • Management of symptoms, such as pain, fatigue, nausea, insomnia, stress, and shortness of breath
  • Emotional and spiritual support
  • Nutritional advice
  • Advance care planning
  • Coordination of an evaluation for hospice care, if needed

Paying for Palliative Care

Many insurance providers, including Medicare and Medicaid, cover palliative care. Count on our team to help you check if your provider covers our services.

Difference Between Hospice and Palliative Care

Both hospice and palliative care focus on improving the quality of life for patients and their families. But palliative care is for anyone with a serious illness. Hospice care happens at the end of life when a person is no longer getting treatment to cure their condition.

Learn more about family-centered hospice services available in Bergen County from Englewood Hospital.