When the health of your loved one begins to decline, every moment spent together is all the more precious and special. At Boulevard, our goal is to ensure the highest level of palliative and hospice care to assist residents and their families during difficult and emotional times. Our team consists of experienced physicians, nurses, social workers and bereavement counselors that work together to provide comfort and pain relief to residents, along with emotional and spiritual support. Boulevard Health Center also offers dedicated inpatient hospice beds that grant families the ability to be together during the most challenging times. These suites have attached sitting rooms where families can comfortably stay overnight.
Palliative Care is a service available for residents with very serious or chronic illnesses such as congestive heart failure (CHF), chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), kidney disease, Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s and many more. The goal is to provide quality of life and comfort by managing pain and other symptoms that are negatively effecting the resident and their family. By increasing the resident and family’s understanding of their treatment choices their active participation in their care is increased.
Some of the most frequent symptoms managed are:
- Difficulty in breathing
- Loss of appetite
- Difficulty in sleeping
- Nausea & vomiting
- Diarrhea and incontinence
Hospice care is a very special healthcare choice for our residents and families who are faced with a terminal illness. We work with residents, families and their hospice provider to assure a seamless continuum of quality end-of-life care. A multidisciplinary team of physicians, nurses, social workers and bereavement counselors work together to provide symptom and pain management along with strong emotional and spiritual support. Unique psychological and social interventions are developed and implemented for each resident and family. Our team is dedicated to maintaining the daily quality of life for each resident and family especially when each day is so special and precious.