Welch Healthcare & Retirement Group Expands Team Approach to Palliative Care with Symptom Management Consultants

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Welch Healthcare & Retirement Group’s rehabilitation and nursing centers on the South Shore of Massachusetts have added Symptom Management Consultants to their team approach toward managing the complexities of advanced aging and their palliative care program.

Welch Healthcare & Retirement Group adds Symptom Management Consultants to their team approach of managing the complexities of advanced aging with their palliative care program.

Providing patients with relief from the symptoms, pain and stress of a serious illness — whatever the diagnosis.

Welch Healthcare & Retirement Group’s rehabilitation and nursing centers on the South Shore of Massachusetts have added Symptom Management Consultants to their team approach of managing the complexities of advanced aging with their palliative care program.

Colonial Rehabilitation & Nursing Center in Weymouth and John Scott House Rehabilitation & Nursing Center in Braintree now provide Symptom Management Consultants for patients and their families living with a chronic illness. Symptom management consultants work closely with clinicians in managing patients’ symptoms to reduce hospital visits and improve education and support. The program is also designed to improve communication between patient and clinician, resulting in a better understanding of treatment options. The focus is on providing patients with relief from the symptoms, pain and stress of a serious illness—whatever the diagnosis. The primary goal of the Welch Group and the Symptom Management Consultants is to improve quality of life for both the patient and the family.

Certified Nurse Practitioners in collaboration with the patient’s primary care physician provide symptom management consultation services. Together they manage patients' symptoms associated with conditions such as:

  •         Congestive Heart Failure
  •     COPD/Emphysema
  •     Kidney disease
  •     Neurological Diseases
  •     Other Chronic Illnesses

Symptom management consulting services include:

  •         Pain management
  •     Assistance with care goals and advanced care directives
  •     Evaluation and modification of current medication plan
  •     Reduction of hospital visits and re-hospitalization
  •     Improving patient comfort, dignity and quality of life
  •     Informing and educating patient and families on progression of illness and treatment options

Welch Healthcare & Retirement Group is a trusted family-owned senior services company. For over 60 years, the Welch Group has been a leading provider of rehabilitation, skilled nursing, Alzheimer’s and Memory Care, assisted living and independent living options, adult day health and home care services in Massachusetts. To learn more visit http://www.welchhrg.com

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