A Place for Mom cares about better assisting our senior clientele’s needs. We recently co-hosted “Hospice Care: The Right Care at the Right Time,” as part of our Professionals Helping Seniors series to help senior living and health care professionals understand how to better serve seniors and their families.
Palliative Care and Hospice Basics
Exciting networking opportunities for senior living professionals, A Place for Mom’s “Professionals Helping Seniors” events aim to provide valuable information and resources to seniors.
This week, we held an event with Dr. Lauren Shaiova at Margaret Tietz Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Queens, NY, who spoke about understanding Palliative Care options available to seniors today.
Dr. Shaiova discussed the most common Palliative Care questions, which include:
- What is Palliative Care?
- What is the difference between Palliative Care and Hospice?
- When does Palliative Care begin?
- How do I know when someone needs Palliative Care?
- What kind of support does a patient on Hospice receive?
Palliative Care is meant to provide pain and symptom management, integrate both the psychological and spiritual aspects of patient care, and offer a support system to help patients live as actively as possible until their passing.
Jean Schachter, a Community Relations Advisor at APFM shares her thoughts on the event:
“Dr. Lauren Shaiova was an engaging presenter. Considering the topic, Hospice Care, many commented that they both laughed and cried. With a wide diversity of attending professionals and sponsors from throughout the metro New York area, everyone made new connections and strengthened existing ties. The attendees appreciated the wealth of information and the ability to connect with others who are not normally in their professional circle.”
Future Professionals Helping Seniors Events
A Place for Mom hosts several events across the U.S. as part of our “Professionals Helping Seniors” series. Check our events page to attend an event in your area. If you would like to speak at one of our events, contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
A special thank you to Margaret Tietz Nursing and Rehabilitation Center for co-sponsoring this event! A 200 bed facility located in the Jamaica Hills section of Queens, The Tietz Center was founded in 1971 with the mission of serving Holocaust survivors and has continued in the spirit of its original mission by providing high quality sub-acute and long-term care to this remarkable generation with sensitivity and respect.