Palliative care is a holistic, patient- and family-centered approach for those facing the physical, emotional, social, and spiritual challenges of life-limiting conditions. It is appropriate at every stage of the disease process and can serve patients and their loved ones whether seeking aggressive treatment or not. Palliative care services enhance comfort and quality of life by managing symptoms and increasing patient choice and access to information.
Good Shepherd Palliative Care provides consultative services to patients and families dealing with life-limiting conditions. Our skilled specialists work in partnership with your own doctor to provide an extra layer of support for you and your loved ones. We work closely with you to discuss your needs, evaluate options, and offer expert recommendations for symptom management, taking time to ensure you feel supported throughout the process.
Our palliative consult can provide you:
- A better understanding of your diagnosis and prognosis;
- Personalized review of your care and treatment options;
- Comprehensive assessment and recommendations for symptom management;
- A goals of care discussion with family and loved ones;
- Assistance with advance care planning;
- Coordination with your provider(s) regarding recommendations for your care;
With enhanced clarity about options and goals, patients and families enjoy higher quality of life and experience decreased rates of unwanted interventions and hospital visits.
If you think you think you or someone you know may benefit from our palliative consult service, please call (617) 969-6130 or speak with your provider.
Our palliative care services are covered either fully or partially by Medicare, Medicaid (MassHealth), and most private insurers.
Hospice of the Good Shepherd DBA Good Shepherd Community Care is a 501 © 3 not-for-profit organization. Our Federal Tax ID number is 04-2655734. Donations are fully deductible to the extent permitted by IRS guidelines.