Hospice & Palliative Care

Description: Hospice care: full range of supportive services for terminally ill individuals in the final stages of their illnesses and for their families. (AIRS LT-3000) Palliative care: comprehensive management of the physical, psychological, social, spiritual and existential needs of patients with the objective of helping them achieve the best possible quality of life through relief of suffering, control of symptoms and restoration of functional capacity while remaining sensitive to personal, cultural and religious values, beliefs and practices. (AIRS LT-6650)

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228 Seventh Street, SE
Washington, DC 2003
Phone: 202-547-7424
Address: 228 Seventh Street, SE
Washington, DC 2003
Phone: 202-547-7424
Fax: 202-547-3540
Services Provided: Provides information about home care and hospice including patient rights, selecting a provider, and legal issues. A locator search feature to help consumers find a local provider.
Original Source: MedHome Portal
Last Updated: 7/31/2018
208 I Street NE
Washington, DC 20002
Phone: 202-780-8352
Address: 208 I Street NE
Washington, DC 20002
Phone: 202-780-8352
Email: info@polst.org
Eligibility: Patients who are seriously ill or frail
Services Provided: With emphasis on patients’ wishes about the care they receive, the National POLST Paradigm helps patients get the medical treatments they want, and avoid the medical treatments they do not want, when they are seriously ill or frail. It's about helping people live the way they want until they die. Web locator for state's sample forms. The POLST form is a medical order emergency personnel can follow whenever, and wherever, the patient has a medical emergency and can't speak for himself/herself.
Original Source: MedHome Portal
Last Updated: 11/7/2018