Palliative Care

Palliative Care at Home in Central Georgia

Hospice Care Options is an independent, family owned end of life care provider offering hospice and palliative care to patients in Eastman, Macon and other areas throughout Middle Georgia. Serious illnesses can diminish the quality of life for patients. Many times, this is because patients and their family members are focused on treating the disease itself rather than improving overall quality of life. Our hospice care agency has skilled medical professionals who work to provide hospice and palliative care to patients so they have an improved quality of life. Our family-focused care helps to anticipate, prevent, and treat the suffering that patients and families are experiencing. This involves a holistic approach that addresses the intellectual, social, physical, spiritual, and emotional needs of the patient to facilitate choice, access to information, and to foster patient autonomy.

Here at Hospice Care Options, we are one of the few independent hospice care providers in the State of Georgia, and we have provided compassionate hospice and palliative care at various levels for nearly two decades. Our team of professionals will work closely with each patient and their family members, to create a plan of care that will work best for each patient’s needs. Our hospice and palliative care delivery and philosophy is characterized by the following features:

  • All care that is provided by our facility is organized by an interdisciplinary team of experienced, well-trained professionals.
  • Interdisciplinary team members communicate with patients, family members and other caregivers to provide care that meets the needs of the patient at every level of care.
  • Patient and family wishes for dignity and peace are fully supported throughout the duration of the patient’s illness. This includes both during the dying process and after the death of the patient.

Palliative care is one of the most important types of treatment for those facing life-threatening illnesses. It can be confusing and daunting to understand what palliative care is (e.g., palliative care vs. hospice care), when it’s needed, and how to proceed. But with the right information, the right help, and incredible support from compassionate providers, getting palliative care could be one of the best decisions you make for yourself or a loved one. Facilities like Hospice Care Options, an independent, family-owned end-of-life care provider, offer unparalleled hospice and palliative care to patients in Eastman, Macon, and other areas throughout middle Georgia.
Whether you’ve just received a diagnosis, are going through a tough illness, or you’re making end-of-life decisions for yourself or for a loved one, one of the most important initial steps in getting the right information. Read on for some essential information regarding palliative care, and please feel free to contact us at Hospice Care Options to help you in any way we can.

What does palliative care involve?

When discussing what palliative care means, it’s important to mention hospice. Is palliative care the same as hospice? This is one of the most common questions a palliative care doctor or nurse receives. The short answer is no. While palliative care and hospice involve treatment for symptom relief, including pain relief, there are key differences between palliative care and hospice.
Hospice care involves comfort care without the intent to cure an illness. There is no goal of curing the underlying illness the patient is suffering from. It’s the end of life care. The goal is maximizing comfort and providing symptom relief for a terminal illness.
The palliative care definition, on the other hand differs in many respects. Palliative care is comfort care with or without curative care. It can be given at any time during an illness, including at diagnosis, throughout the illness, in follow-up, or at the end of life. Palliative care can be given to people with terminal illnesses but also people with other serious, life-threatening, or life-limiting illnesses. For example, palliative care cancer treatment is one of the most common types of palliative care.

The who, what, and where of palliative care 

A skilled physician and/or palliative care nurse is specifically educated and trained to provide you with the best of comfort care and relief. Like those at Georgia’s Hospice Care Options, these medical professionals are trained with an interdisciplinary approach, able to provide both hospice and palliative care to patients, so they have an improved quality of life.

What is palliative care at home?

You can receive treatment at facilities, clinics and even receive palliative care at home. In fact, in addition to providing home care, many hospice and palliative care agencies even arrange for delivery of any needed medications, medical supplies, equipment, and more to maximize your quality of life.

Serious illnesses can diminish the quality of life for patients. This is because patients and their family members are often focused on treating the disease itself rather than improving the overall quality of life. It’s possible to lose focus on the best care for yourself or a loved one. We are here to help you through this difficult time.
Our family-focused care helps to anticipate, prevent, and treat the suffering that patients and families are experiencing. This involves a holistic approach that addresses the intellectual, social, physical, spiritual, and emotional needs of the patient to facilitate choice, access to information, and foster patient autonomy.
 

If you’re here in central Georgia looking for “palliative care near me” or looking on behalf of a loved one nearby, reach out to the compassionate clinicians, nurses, and staff at Hospice Care Options. We are one of the few independent hospice care providers in the State of Georgia, and we have provided compassionate hospice and palliative care at various levels for nearly two decades. Our team of professionals will work closely with each patient and their family members to create a plan of care that will work best for each patient’s needs. Our hospice and palliative care delivery and philosophy are characterized by the following features:

  • Our facility’s care is organized by an interdisciplinary team of experienced, well-trained professionals.
  • Interdisciplinary team members communicate with patients, family members, and other caregivers to provide care that meets the patient’s needs at every level of care.
  • Patient and family wishes for dignity and peace are fully supported throughout the patient’s illness. This includes both during the dying process and after the patient’s death.

Contact us today at 800-563-8680 to discuss hospice and palliative care options for yourself or a loved one.

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What Our Customers Say


I love this Hospice. You are involved with your patients. You care. That is why I say this is what a person needs in this scary time of their life. I am thankful for Hospice Care Options and the care you all give!!

– Teresa H.