Einstein’s team of palliative care physicians, nurse practitioners and social workers assess every patient’s medical history, current care and family needs and goals before collaborating with your physician to create a highly personal treatment plan.
Palliative care can be delivered in a clinic, living facility, nursing home, hospital or at home.
Pain and Symptom Management
Einstein’s palliative care team’s utmost goal is to provide comfort to patients. We identify each patient’s source of pain and work tirelessly to control or alleviate distress.
Patients may also suffer from a variety of serious symptoms, including difficulty breathing, fatigue and weakness, nausea, loss of appetite, depression and anxiety. Our team works with patients’ physicians to introduce personalized therapies and treatments to manage these symptoms and provide proactive care.
Emotional and Spiritual Support
A serious or chronic disease affects both mind and body. Whether it’s a nurturing doctor, attentive nurse practitioner or dependable social worker, Einstein’s palliative care team is a constant source of support, comfort and knowledge. Our years of experience caring for patients just like you or your family member have given us an understanding and ability to provide emotional and spiritual support.
Healthcare, especially in situations of chronic and serious illness, can be cumbersome and complicated. Einstein’s palliative care staff help patients and their families understand the disease process and you or your family member’s condition and prognosis. We want every patient and their loved-ones to make informed decisions about treatment options and the goals of care.
Caring for a chronic or terminally ill patient is not an individual effort – it involves the entire family. An Einstein palliative care social worker can assist families to arrange additional services and care, including counseling and crisis intervention for patients and their families, as well as assistance with advanced directives, DNR orders and living wills.
Find the support you deserve at Einstein.
For information about our services in Philadelphia, call 215-456-3849.
For information about our services in Montgomery County, call 610-272-1080.