Hospice Care in Arlington, VA
Hospice is a philosophy of care that offers comfort and compassion for those at the end of life’s journey, providing care and support for the patient’s physical, emotional, social and spiritual needs, while offering support for family members. Professional Healthcare Resources has a dedicated hospice team of physicians, skilled nurses, social workers, certified hospice nurse aides, and volunteers, who work collectively to provide supportive care to the patient and their family.
Palliative Care in Arlington
Palliative care is an interdisciplinary medical caregiving approach aimed at optimizing quality of life and mitigating suffering among people with serious, complex illness. Palliative care can be initiated in a variety of care settings, including emergency rooms, hospitals, hospice facilities, or at home. Professional Healthcare Resources has the skilled resources to help their clients maintain their independence and provide the level of care that clients need. Whether assistance is needed a few hours a week or 24/7, we have the ability to customize our services to provide whatever level of support you require.
Arlington Hospice Care Services
Hospice care begins with an assessment by a nurse case manager, who works with the patient, family, the treating physician, and our hospice medical director to create a plan of care. The idea is not to prolong life, but rather to improve quality of life, manage symptoms, and help the patient remain comfortable during end of life. An integral member of the hospice team, the Chaplin is a medical professional who plans, assesses, and cares for a patient’s spiritual needs throughout the end-of-life process. All spiritual counseling services are performed in accordance with the patient’s wishes and are completely optional. Simply put, the role of the Chaplin is to meet the patient wherever they are on their spiritual journey and help them find a sense of peace at the end of life.
Arlington is actually Arlington County in Virginia, but is often just referred to as Arlington, and was once a part of Washington, D.C. No incorporated towns or cities lie within Arlington’s boundaries. Arlington is home to the Pentagon, Reagan National Airport, and Arlington National Cemetery, among other places and buildings. While perhaps best known to visitors for its wealth of tourist destinations, Arlington is an outstanding place to live and work. High technology companies have continually located in Arlington County, as have many major associations and groups.