Hospice and Palliative Care
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About Hospice and Palliative Care
Hospice & Palliative Care, Inc., established in 1977, is a designated 501(c)(3) charitable organization that provides a holistic approach to end-of-life care. Hospice & Palliative Care, Inc. provides quality, compassionate end-of-life care to the terminally ill and their families in Oneida, Herkimer and eastern Madison Counties. Hospice & Palliative Care is the only provider of hospice services for two and a half counties which equates to an over 3,200-mile geographic area. In 2018 Hospice & Palliative Care, Inc. served 809 patients and families. Of those patients, over 100 were veterans that were honored through our We Honor Veterans program. Hospice & Palliative Care, Inc. is the only hospice that provides services to patients and families residing in these areas. In 2018 Hospice utilized an interdisciplinary approach to care by providing 18,990 visits by our interdisciplinary team including physicians, nurses, certified home health aides, social workers and spiritual counselors. These staff members drove 230,165 miles to provide services to patients and families. Hospice & Palliative Care utilized 109 trained volunteers to carry our it’s mission by providing 4,993 volunteer hours and driving 32,753 miles. In addition, it served 525 bereaved individuals through one-on-one counseling, support groups, and other grief support activities.
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Hospice & Palliative Care is the only provider of hospice services for two and a half counties which equates to an over 3,200-mile geographic area. Because we cannot be at someone’s home immediately when they have an issue Telehealth/Telemedicine technology offers a viable solution to improve access and quality of care for hospice patients in rural settings and in the homes of more complex patients. Time and communication are vital when patients and their caregivers are suffering. The use of Telehealth/Telemedicine is not intended to replace the “hands-on” visit, but rather improve care by adding immediate remote visualization. Telehealth/Telemedicine visualization enhances comfort care during a crisis. The importance of time is critical when providing hospice care, and we know that technology can be used effectively to address time and communication concerns. Most commonly, patients are experiencing breakthrough symptoms such as pain, breathlessness, anxiety or nausea, which occur between doses of the patient’s scheduled medications.