Home-Based Palliative Care
Publication: Today’s Caregiver
Article: Home-Based Palliative Care
Featuring: Terri Maxwell, Ph.D., APRN
Essential Support for Seriously Ill Patients and Family Caregivers in the Home
Family caregivers for seriously ill patients play an important role in society. Not only do they provide emotional and physical support for their loved one, but they also assume the responsibilities of preparing meals, providing transportation, maintaining the home, managing medications and coordinating doctor’s appointments. This critical role is often essential for keeping the individual safe and well cared for at home and preventing avoidable emergency department visits and hospitalization.