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Mercy Home Health
services to patients in the hospital at
Mercy Regional Medical Center, or wherever the patient calls home, which could be in their own residence, a nursing home or other residence. We are proud to be the only provider of palliative care in La Plata, Archuleta and parts of Montezuma counties.
The goal of palliative care is to relieve the pain, anxiety, symptoms and stress that come with any major health changes or a serious illness such as congestive heart failure (CHF), chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), kidney failure, Alzheimer's, Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS) and other serious conditions. Palliative care works to address patient's physical, psychological, social and spiritual needs. Complementing the patient's current plan of care, palliative care can be started at any point in their illness.
Palliative care is different from hospice care in that patients can still receive curative treatment for their illness while receiving palliative care. Hospice care is more appropriate for those who have been diagnosed with a terminal illness and are forgoing curative treatments for comfort care including medical and supportive services.
The Mercy Health at Home Palliative Care Team includes:
The Palliative Care Team offers services to help with the following:
If a patient is interested in palliative care, talk to their physician and request a palliative care consult with Mercy Home Health. To request a consult, please call Dan Keuning at 970.382.2000. After the consult, a written order is needed by the physician.
If you have any questions about palliative care, please call
Mercy Home Health at 970.382.2000
Watch a short video below by Dan Keuning, Advanced Practice Nurse, on palliative care:
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