Palliative care is comprehensive treatment of the pain, symptoms and stress of serious or life-limiting illness. It does not replace a patient’s primary treatment, but rather works together with the treatment they are already receiving. The goal of palliative care is to ease physical and emotional suffering and improve the quality of life for both the patient and their family.
If you or a loved one is actively seeking aggressive treatment or no longer meet the eligibility for hospice, our Palliative Care Program might be an option for you. You can transition from palliative care to hospice at any time if you meet the guidelines of eligibility.
MJHS has the largest community based palliative care program in Greater New York, allowing our patients to receive services at home. Our nationally recognized program is innovative and offers a wide range of spcialty services to meet your loved ones’s needs.
MJHS is also one of the few programs in New York State to receive a Department of Health Pediatric Waiver, allowing us to provide palliative care services to pediatric patients who are actively receiving curative tratment for their life-limiting medical condition.