JGS Lifecare’ Frances B. Cohen Palliative Care Program provides patient-centered care to people suffering from a wide range of chronic and complex conditions. Palliative care helps them relieve their pain and symptoms, while also addressing their emotional and spiritual needs. Family members receive support as well, as complex treatment decisions are made. Care is offered by a team of medical professionals who provide an extra layer of skilled healthcare. They also help families coordinate care when there are multiple providers, and assist in goal setting and care planning.
Patients do not need to be at end-of-life to receive palliative care because it addresses other stages of illness and is intended to be supportive care for seriously ill patients who have special physical, emotional, and spiritual needs.
The program was funded by a generous grant from Frances B. Cohen, and supports the JGS Lifecare mission of improving the physical, spiritual and emotional health of individuals and families.
Currently this program is available to residents of JGS Lifecare’s Leavitt Family Jewish Home.