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The comprehensive care and management of the physical, psychological, emotional and spiritual needs of patients of all ages and their families with serious and/or life threatening illness. Palliative care may be complementary to curative or life-prolonging therapies that are being used to meet patient-defined goals of care. The care plan is based upon an ongoing assessment, determined by goals set with the patient and family, and with consideration of the changing benefit/burden assessment at critical decision points during the course of illness. The care plan includes: physical and psychological assessment, which addresses the current disease status, treatment options, functional status, expected prognosis, symptom burden and psychological coping.
Any adult with a progressive life-limiting illness who resides in Yakima County may be eligible. This includes those who currently receive other in-home services (such as respite, COPES or home health). Prospective clients and their physicians consult with the Palliative Care team to make a final determination of eligibility.
ARNP and therapy are reimbursable by insurance. Remaining services are funded by the generous donations given by our community to the Memorial Foundation.
We welcome referrals and requests for information from prospective clients and their families, as well as physicians, nurses, social workers and other community members.
Please contact us at: (509) 574-3672.