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.
Studies have proven that palliative care earlier in a patient's diagnosis improves their quality of life and reduces unwanted visits to the emergency department, admissions to the hospital and the amount of time spent in the hospital. In addition, easing symptoms and having support is important for quality of life. Palliative care can 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
Our interdisciplinary team provides an additional layer of specialized medical support for you by attending to the complex and challenging symptoms you may be experiencing while you are admitted.
Palliative care can help you manage your serious illness while living at home. We do this while honoring you as a person beyond your serious illness.
If you or a loved one is living in long term care, palliative care at that location can provide an additional layer of support along with the other health care providers.