Overview for Medicare Patients
Providence Home Health Palliative Care is an extension of our traditional Home Health program. Patients needing palliative care often have complex needs that require specialized care.
If you are seriously ill or in the hospital, you may be asked to make many decisions. Some decisions, such as whether or not to accept artificial life support, are very difficult and require careful consideration. The following are some commonly asked questions about artificial life support and other life-sustaining measures.
It’s common to believe that palliative care is for patients nearing the end of life when all other treatment options are exhausted. In truth, its aim is to alleviate suffering in all its forms – physical, emotional, psychological and spiritual – and it can begin as early as diagnosis. – By Woody English, M.D., regional medical director, Providence Palliative Care
The Center to Advance Palliative Care (CAPC) is the leading resource for palliative care program development and growth. Access essential palliative care tools, education, resources and training for health care professionals.
Oregon Health Decisions is an independent, nonprofit, grassroots organization. OHD gives people an opportunity to become involved and have a voice in health care policy. OHD also provides materials to assist people in making better-informed decisions regarding their individual health care needs and wishes.
Information for patients and families about the meaning of terms used in physician orders for life-sustaining treatment and the POLST form.
Providence Health & Services is a founding member of the Supportive Care Coalition, a national coalition of Catholic health care organizations advancing palliative care since 1994. With a unified voice, the Coalition advances palliative care excellence in Catholic health care settings through educational outreach, promoting leading practices, engaging in advocacy efforts and partnering with other like-minded organizations. Collaboration with other health care organizations, faith communities and legislative leaders promotes the best care possible across the continuum of care. The Coalition’s offices are located within the Providence Oregon Region.