Addressing Physical, Emotional & Spiritual Needs
HackensackUMC Mountainside’s Palliative Care program is dedicated to providing “whole person” care for patients with serious, incurable conditions and also helps their loved ones cope with related emotional and practical concerns.
Our team of compassionate, specially trained professionals includes nurses, chaplains and social workers who are experienced in assisting patients with life-limiting illnesses and their families. The services they can provide include:
Specialized pain and symptom management
Comprehensive emotional and spiritual support
Advanced care planning and assistance with Physician Orders for Life-Sustaining Treatment(POLST) forms
Advice about financial and other practical concerns
Palliative Care is available to patients who have been diagnosed with incurable, life-limiting illnesses. The goal of the program is to carefully manage their conditions to ensure that they remain independent as long as possible and maintain their optimum quality of life.