HOSPICE RELATIONSHIPS & PALLIATIVE CARE
Chestnut Ridge Wallingford in Wallingford PA offers a support system to help patients live as actively as possible for as long as possible. Our hospice services provide physical, emotional and spiritual comfort to individuals suffering from a life threatening illness. Included in these services are pain and symptom management as well as support of patients and their families through end of life care. We continually strive to bring warmth and compassion to the lives we touch.
Learning that a loved one is suffering from a terminal illness is never an easy time. Our team of experienced care professionals takes great pride in providing compassion and peace of mind to the residents we serve. Through our hospice relationships, we work hard to make each patient's life as comfortable and meaningful for as long as possible. Our care partners are experienced in supporting illnesses like heart disease or multiple sclerosis as well as the side effects of chemotherapy.
Difference in Hospice and Palliative Care
Palliative care is an interdisciplinary approach to specialized medical and nursing care to improve the quality of life of patients and their families facing the problems associated with a life-threatening illness. By means of early identification and assessment, palliative care seeks to provide relief of suffering by treating pain and other distressing symptoms. Palliative care does not intend to hasten or postpone death. Instead, it focuses on enhancing a patient's quality of life, but may also positively influence the course of illness.
Hospice care typically begins after treatment of a terminal illness is stopped and when it is clear that the person is not going to survive his or her current medical crisis. Once curative treatments are no longer a viable option, it is time to consider hospice care to make the patient as comfortable as possible for the time he or she has left. Hospice relationships are most often formed during the last six months of a patient's life and provide an individualized approach tailored to patient's physical, social, psychological and spiritual needs.
Hospice Care at Chestnut Ridge
The philosophy behind our approach to personal care extends to all residents, at every stage of life. When hospice care becomes necessary for residents with a terminal illness or late-stage Alzheimer's, the experience can be crushing. To enhance quality of care and life, we strongly support patients and residents' rights to make decisions about their care, including whether to accept or refuse life-prolonging measures and treatments.
Chestnut Ridge Wallingford works together with you and your family to provide support and information for proactive self-advocacy and care decisions. Through open and ongoing communication, we coordinate hospice care services upon request with trusted partners who come to us. That way, residents do not have to suffer disruption and can remain in the familiar surroundings of their Chestnut Ridge home.
If you (or a family member in the Delaware County area) need palliative or hospice care, call 610- 447-0710 or visit Chestnut Ridge Wallingford to speak to one of our trained care partners about the services we offer.
Seamless link to hospice relationships and palliative care!
The staff is very supportive to me. The fun activities keep me very busy every day.
— Thomas L., Resident Council President