Our team focuses on educating the patient and their family on the illness's progression as well as how to navigate healthcare decisions. Outside of medical attention, our team also focuses on emotional, psychological, and spiritual support.
The goal of palliative Care is to provide relief from the symptoms and stress of a serious illness. Multidisciplinary assessment visits are made throughout the week to manage and relieve symptoms. Along with visits made throughout the week, there is also a registered nurse on call 24/7.
Intensive care in the patient's home environment provided 8-24 hours a day to administer medications, treatments, and support for physical and/or emotional symptoms until they are under control.
Inpatient care with 24/7 supervision is available for patients in need of symptom management and supportive services.
Symptoms are managed/assessed by caregivers in the patient's home setting (private residence or other facility).
If a patient’s family is the primary care source and cannot meet their needs due to stress or extenuating circumstances, a patient may be temporarily admitted to an inpatient environment to give the family a necessary break.
It is both a philosophy and method of delivering individualized care to children with a life-threatening illness. The services benefit both the child and the family, by relieving the symptoms, pain, and emotional stress that can make facing a serious illness so difficult. Pediatric hospice services can be provided while still seeking aggressive treatment, hospitalization, and visiting specialist.
The main difference between the Pediatric Palliative & Hospice Care Program vs Hospice Care for Adults, is the ability to still seek all treatment while also having supportive care and visits provided at home.
Yes, your healthcare professionals can still follow for care needs, with the addition of the expertise of our pediatric hospice team. Your physicians can also make the decision to allow our pediatric medical directors to follow. Our Pediatric Physicians include Dr. Kacie Sims and Dr. Stuart Clark.
No, it is not necessary to have a DNR in place to benefit from Pediatric Care Services.
Care is provided wherever a child resides. Inpatient care options are available for symptoms management and supportive services.
As the area's first and only non-profit hospice provider, our mission has always been to provide hospice care to anyone, regardless of ability to pay. Most Medicare, Medicaid, and private insurance companies provide coverage for care services.
Please contact The Hospice of Baton Rouge, call (225) 767-4673, or fill out the form below.