In Long Term Care2021-10-24T05:16:20-04:00

Living at Home

We know many people want to stay in their own homes where they are relaxed. However, sometimes the challenging symptoms that can be part of living with a serious illness require a visit to the emergency department or admission to the hospital. This can be stressful for both you and your loved ones.

Being able to ease these symptoms and provide this support in the community is important for our patients. Studies have proven that  palliative care earlier in patient’s diagnosis improves their quality of life, reduces unwanted visits to the emergency department, admissions to the hospital and the amount of time spend in hospital. Palliative care can also help make sure that the treatment you receive is aligned with what your overall goals for care are and what your preferences may be. Studies have also shown that including palliative care early can help patients live longer lives.

In palliative care, we say we improve your quality of life, but what we really mean is that we help get you back to doing the things that bring meaning and joy to your daily life. Our goal is to help you live life the way you want by understanding what matters to you.

Palliative Care in Atlantic Health System Hospitals

  • Morristown Medical Center
  • Overlook Medical Center
  • Chilton Medical Center
  • Newton Medical Center
  • Hackettstown Medical Center
  • Pediatric Palliative Care at Morristown Medical Center
  • Pediatric Palliative Care at Overlook Medical Center

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AHS - Primary Care

Primary Care

As a primary care provider you already follow many of the core principles of palliative care.  Specialized community-based palliative care practices are key to providing that additional layer of support with complex cases and challenging symptom management.

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Specialist Care

While caring for patients who are living with serious illness, many complex physical and psychosocial, symptoms may need to be addressed.  Palliative care is there working with you to maximize the quality of life for your patients and their loved ones through the entire trajectory of their illness.

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Advance Care Planning

Asking patients what matters to them through the end of their life starts an important conversation about their values and preferences. If a serious illness or injury occurs, this communication helps your health care team provide treatment that respects the individual’s wishes.

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