With our expanding continuum of care, Helios Care can help bring comfort and relief to your patients at home long before life’s final months. In fact, Helios Palliative Care can manage pain and symptoms for patients at any stage of serious illness. Helios Hospice Care can be tailored to each individual’s needs, including specialized symptom relief for cancer, heart disease, respiratory disease and dementia. Our spectrum of expert care can keep your patients out of the ER and hospital, helping them stay safely at home where they prefer to be.
“Helping your patients and their loved ones feel and live better so they can enjoy the time they have left is why we are here.”
“I am constantly reminded on how precious life is, and inspired by the courage and grace of our patients and their families.”
Even healthcare professionals sometimes don’t distinguish between palliative care and hospice. Helios Palliative Care is appropriate for any stage of serious illness – not just the final stages – and can be used together with curative treatments. In fact, Helios Palliative Care is effective at relieving symptoms of illness as well as side effects of curative care.
Your patients with a life prognosis of six months or less can live their final months in comfort safely at home with the expert support of Helios Hospice Care. We provide a robust range of services, typically at no cost to your patients, to meet their needs and wishes so they can live their final months to the fullest. Many patients are appropriate for hospice care months before they are referred. Learn more and see disease-specific admission guidelines by clicking the button below.
Learn valuable information and skills that are especially relevant for patient care during life’s final months. Our expert team shares hands-on experiences and education from our specialty of caring for terminally ill patients. To schedule a session or for more information, please call 607.432.6773.
Caring for Ourselves as Clinicians
As hospice providers we value caring for the caregiver. This includes ourselves. Learn techniques to address Compassion Fatigue, a form of exhaustion resulting from prolonged exposure to caring for the seriously ill, and to promote self-care through work-life balance. This is of utmost importance during these unprecedented times in healthcare.
Determining Prognosis/Hospice Eligibility for Providers
We are asked to determine life expectancy as best we can. Despite a wealth of data, we are close, but can never be exact. Learn from Hospice clinicians the clinical indicators we look for, and the questions to ask yourself as a provider, that may suggest when a patient is appropriate for hospice or palliative care.
Pain and Symptom Management at the End of Life
Dying is an individualized, personal experience. There is no typical death. Learn about how to manage common symptoms, and how to prepare for when the time comes.
Having Difficult Conversations
Conversation about death and dying are a crucial part of all medical care. Patients express a desire to have discussions about goals of care, and many patients have thought about their end-of-life (EOL) wishes but have not had an opportunity to openly talk with care providers about this. Explore your comfort level with difficult conversations and learn how to support and encourage an honest, compassionate and open dialogue.