Our specially trained physician, nurse, social worker and chaplain work closely with primary care teams at HRC to provide:

  • Palliative treatment of pain and symptoms
  • Close communication and compassionate care
  • Guidance with difficult treatment choices
  • Detailed, practical information and assistance
  • Emotional and spiritual support for patients and family members
  • Pastoral counseling for patients of all faiths and cultures
  • Expertise in serving the needs of diverse Jewish patients

What is Palliative Care?

Unlike hospice care, which is meant specifically for those in the final stages of life, palliative care is appropriate for any stage of illness, from the time of diagnosis until death — even if aggressive, curative treatment is being sought.

The Palliative Care Program at Hebrew Rehabilitation Center is a compassionate and innovative response to the pressing end-of-life care needs of our patients and families. Palliative care is focused on relief of the pain, symptoms and emotional stress brought on by serious illness.

Download Advanced Dementia: A Guide for Families . It provides information to the family members and individuals responsible for making health care decisions for patients with advanced dementia. The information is intended to complement and encourage, but not replace, counseling by the patients’ direct health-care providers.