Worried About Missing Doctor Appointments? Don’t Neglect Your Health

May 8, 2020 in Caregivers Blog

During this time of uncertainty, many chronically ill adults are canceling their medical appointments. These patients are the most seriously ill, vulnerable and at-risk for becoming sicker due to not getting the care they need.

If you or a loved one has missed a doctor appointment, Palladium may be able to help. A Palladium nurse may be able to visit you or your loved one at home to determine how you are doing and what additional care may be beneficial. It’s important to still get the care you need during the pandemic so you don’t end up at overburdened urgent cares and emergency rooms (places that typically have a higher risk of exposure to coronavirus).

Ensuring those with chronic or serious illness are getting the care they need can help keep you or your loved one out of the hospital.

HOW PALLADIUM CAN HELP:

Review of medications to ensure you have what you need and you or your loved one are taking medications as directed.

Physical assessment (heart rate, blood pressure, lung functions, mobility, wound care).

Assessment of symptoms and pain.

Connection to local community resources (grocery delivery, medication delivery, financial resources).

WHO MAY BENEFIT FROM A PALLADIUM HOME VISIT?

Patients with chronic and serious medical conditions including:

Heart Disease
Lung Disease
Cancer
Renal Failure
Alzheimer’s Disease and Dementia General Decline

Palladium can offer real support – whether it’s help from our nurses to ease symptoms, help from our CNAs and volunteers to share caregiving responsibilities, social workers who can align community resources or help from our chaplains so fear and anxiety can be replaced with strength, confidence and peace.

A Palladium team member will contact your physician to gain an order for an evaluation. Our care is covered by Medicare, Medicaid, and most private insurance providers.

YOUR SAFETY IS OUR PRIORITY

At Palladium, keeping our patients, families, and staff as safe as possible is our number one priority. We are following all precautions recommended by the CDC in response to COVID-19.

Our staff has been creative about meeting the national PPE shortage and has worked with community stakeholders to ensure our team has all the personal protective equipment they need. For families requesting no in person visitation at this time, we’ve been able to meet the need with virtual visitation.

Our pet therapy volunteers are even staying involved, sending pictures and letters to ensure everyone adheres to precautions, but is also able to remain connected.

To see if you qualify for a Patient Home Assessment give us a call at 888.502.4646 or contact us here.

About Cecily Saunders: A Pioneer in Hospice and Palliative Care

March 6, 2020 in Caregivers Blog

“You matter because you are you, and you matter to the end of your life. We will do all we can not only to help you die peacefully, but also to live until you die.” – Dame Cicely Saunders

March is Women’s History Month, established to amplify women’s voices and share their side of history. This Women’s History month, Palladium Hospice wants to spotlight Dame Cicely Saunders, the founder of the modern day hospice and the architect behind palliative care and its culture.

About Dame Cicely Saunders

Cicely Saunders was born in England in 1918. Growing up, she felt as though she was an outsider—she suffered from a crooked spine and was never able to fit in with girls her age. During the second World War, she became a nurse at St. Thomas’ Hospital, going on to become a medical social worker and eventually training to become a doctor.

During this time, Saunders spent many years researching pain control and went on to publish an article about a new approach to the end of life. In it, she says, “It appears that many patients feel deserted by their doctors at the end. Ideally the doctor should remain the center of a team who work together to relieve where they cannot heal, to keep the patient’s own struggle within his compass and to bring hope and consolation to the end.”

Cicely Saunders introduced the idea of total pain management, which includes not only physical pain management, but also emotional, social, and spiritual aspects, as well. She believed that every individual, including patients, family, and friends, should be regarded with dignity, compassion, and respect—until and even after the end.

Importance of Hospice and Palliative Care

Much like Cicely Saunders intended, our hospice services help you get back to living on your terms with dignity, control and as much freedom from the strains of illness as possible. We help those living with advanced illness regain the highest quality of life possible while also becoming a complete support system for both the patient and their family. Care is delivered in the comfort of your home or wherever you may call home including nursing homes, retirement communities and assisted livings.

If you’re not ready for hospice, that’s okay. We can still help you cope with your illness. We offer supportive care focused on helping reduce the symptoms and stresses of illness while continuing curative care.

Every day we offer hope, strength, and comfort to those facing serious illness: 

  • Management of the symptoms, pain, stresses, and anxieties that come with serious illness
  • Full support from the Palladium team including our physicians, nurses, CNAs, social workers, chaplains, and volunteers
  • Education about the disease process, helping you understand your loved one’s disease and how to prepare for changing needs
  • Comprehensive, patient-focused care including physical, social, spiritual, and emotional support
    Respite care services that give family caregivers a needed break while providing expert care for your loved one

The Legacy of Dame Cicely Saunders

Dame Cicely Saunders went on to earn an array of accolades and honorary degrees, but is today most known for being the pioneer behind modern hospice and palliative care. She saw what was lacking for those who were terminally ill, and she dedicated her life advocating on their behalf—allowing them to live, and die, with dignity and respect, with as little pain and stresses as possible.

Palladium Hospice is proud to observe Women’s History Month, as we honor and celebrate the remarkable women behind Palladium and all those who paved the way before them.

For more information on our specialized services, answers, support, and more, call us at (888) 502-4646.

Introducing Palladium Nutrition Program

March 2, 2020 in Caregivers Blog

According to the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, each March is designated as National Nutrition Month. Food is our anchor to life and the importance of nutrition is elevated in the elderly, chronically ill, and hospice patients.

Traditionally, these heightened nutritional needs for hospice patients have been addressed by the RN case manager and managed accordingly. Malnutrition is at epidemic proportions and is generally under-recognized as a disease. Studies confirm that up to 50% of hospitalized patients are malnourished or at risk for malnutrition. The Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) has implemented new rules requiring nutrition care as patients transition across care settings. Malnutrition—if not identified and treated—results in impaired immunity, loss of muscle mass and weakness, risk of pressure ulcers and delayed wound healing, and altered gastrointestinal structure and function. All of these can lead to apathy or depression in both the patient and caregivers.

Palladium Hospice and Palliative Care has recognized the need for a clinical nutrition program to provide care to patients along with education for health care professionals and caregivers. The program is led by a Registered and Licensed Dietitian Nutritionist who is on staff and available to all staff, patients and caregivers. The Hospice Patients Alliance states that “hospice dietitians assist the patient in achieving the best nutritional intake possible given the current state of his or her health.” A nutrition professional who has experience in helping with challenges to eating in the terminally ill population can create a compassionate End of Life Care Plan honoring the patient and family wishes.

At Palladium, we see that integrating nutrition therapy and offering it to each patient as part of their care can fill a void that is often overlooked. Our staff RDN can provide:

  • Nutrition assessment including: appetite, intolerances and allergies, previous special diets, restrictions to accommodate swallowing and dentition issues, cultural and religious factors, educational needs and food preference
  • Advice on Nutritional Supplements and food preparation suggestions to maximize intake
  • Tips on managing gastrointestinal side effects of treatments
  • Management and monitoring of artificial nutrition and hydration including administration and care of feeding tubes
  • General nutrition education for staff, patients and families
  • Education for end of life feeding and hydration decisions including reviewing benefits and when to stop feeding
  • Attending care planning and even making home visits if needed

The goal of Palladium’s nutritional program is to guide patients and families to help them provide coordinated nutritional care. Always keep in mind the patient’s wishes and best interests, but consider Palladium to take advantage of the expertise offered in this unique program.

For more information contact Lynne Holly, RDN, LDN:

lholly@palladiumcare.com , 864-568-6423

 

Improving Quality of Life with Congestive Heart Failure

February 4, 2020 in Caregivers Blog

What is Congestive Heart Failure?

Congestive Heart Failure (CHF) is a chronic, progressive disease in which the heart does not supply blood to the body properly. Usually, fluid builds up around the heart and causes it to pump inefficiently, resulting in shortness of breath, fatigue, and irregular heartbeat.

CHF typically occurs after other conditions have already weakened the heart. High blood pressure, diabetes, heart attacks, coronary artery disease, and other heart related  conditions can be risk factors for CHF. Unfortunately, some of these factors cannot be reversed, meaning that some patients are inevitably at a higher risk for CHF.

As someone who may be the primary caregiver of someone living with CHF, you may feel that you have been thrown into the caregiver role and you are unsure how to help. And while there is no cure, Palladium Hospice and Palliative Care can allow both patients and their caregivers to live comfortably, more fully and with less stress despite this advanced illness.

When is The Right Time for Palladium Care?

  • Common indicators that hospice might be appropriate for someone living with CHF include:
  • Frequent visits to the emergency room
  • Episodes of respiratory infections
  • Shortness of breath
  • Fluid accumulation in the lungs or lower extremities
  • Limited ability to perform activities of daily living
  • Medication required for fluid retention, chest pain, or respiratory symptoms

Why Palladium?

Palladium understands that heart disease patients require specialized care. We can assist cardiac patients with prevention and management of cardiac symptoms related to illness. Our specialized teams of nurses and caregivers are uniquely trained in the management of cardiac disease. In collaboration with family caregivers, our nurses and medical director will aid in relieving shortness of breath, sleeplessness, anxiety, pain, and depression that commonly develop with heart disease.

 Some of the benefits our care offers to the patient include:

  • Symptom prevention as opposed to crisis management
  • Prevention of hospital stays and ER visits
  • Management of the most prevalent symptoms including: shortness of breath, fluid retention, anxiety, and depression
  • Patient and caregiver access to a Registered Nurse 24/7 for symptom management
  • Full support of Palladium’s interdisciplinary team including our medical director, nurses, and CNAs
  • Individual plan of care for each patient and their family
  • Education about medication and coping with stress, sleep disorders, fatigue, and other symptoms experienced by cardiac patients

If you or a loved one has CHF and are interested in learning more about supportive care, contact the Palladium team at (888) 502-4646 for answers, support, and improved quality of life.

 

Holiday Reality Check: Signs Your Loved One May Need Extra Support

December 12, 2019 in Caregivers Blog

Traveling home for the holidays is a great time to see family and old friends and enjoy each other’s company during the festive holiday season. It also presents an opportunity for adult children to check in on their aging parents. This holiday season, Palladium is encouraging adult children to check on their parents to see how they are really faring on their own while watching for any indicators that they may need extra support.

Often, adult children will return home for the holidays and realize their elderly parents are not doing as well as they have been led to believe. For children who live far away or aren’t able to visit regularly, this can be an alarming realization. Over the phone, their parents have reassured them time and time again that they are doing just fine. In most cases aging parents don’t want to be a burden to their adult children who have children and responsibilities of their own. Another reason for misleading reassurances is that older parents often find it difficult to admit that their mobility and capabilities may be declining.

This is why going home for the holidays is a good time for a reality check to discover how your parents are really doing. It may be distressing to realize that your parents are more fragile, less mobile, and weaker than they have led you to believe. Here are some things to look for that can be good indicators that your loved one may need extra support.

Scrutinize your loved one’s appearance. Are they well groomed, and generally clean? Are their clothes clean and weather appropriate? Is hair washed, neat, and combed? Any evidence of personal neglect could be a warning sign of dementia or issues with their ability to care for themselves. Also, keep an eye out for any unexplained and noticeable bruising, as this could be an indicator of balance and mobility problems.

Examine the overall state of the house and the yard. Any signs of neglect, including spoiled food, piled up mail, rust or mold, and just a general uncleanliness could mean that your parents are unable to complete basic household tasks.

Pay attention to how your loved one is acting. Are there any signs of cognitive impairment? Some indicators of this could be consistent memory lapses, rapid mood swings, the inability to continue a conversation, or seeming depressed. Any of these behavioral changes could be an early warning sign of Alzheimer’s Disease or dementia.

Watch your loved one move around the house. Are you noticing a marked weakness, loss of stamina or strength? Do they seem unstable or need support when they walk? Any of these can be signs of declining health.

Ask your parents about appointments and medications. Confirm if they’ve been making all their doctor’s appointments, and make sure they’ve been taking and refilling any prescriptions.

Sometimes a holiday reality check can be an alarming wake-up call, as you realize that your parents are not doing as well as they have claimed and may need some additional help. Ultimately though, it can be beneficial to realize this, so that you can get your elderly loved ones the proper care that they need.

If you do decide that your loved one may need an extra layer of care, Palladium Hospice and Palliative Care can provide that care wherever home may be. Our supportive services bring an extra layer of care and support to individuals living with illness. We focus on relief of the symptoms and stresses, helping regain quality of life.

This holiday season, we encourage you to perform a holiday reality check on your aging loved ones to ensure they are living safely and comfortably, and if not, to determine a comprehensive and beneficial plan of action for everyone. Because during the holidays, you should be focusing on what matters most.

If you would like to learn if Palladium Care is right for you or a loved one, call our supportive team at 888.502.4646; we’re here to answer any questions you may have.

 

Signs Your Loved One with COPD May Benefit from Hospice Care

November 19, 2019 in Caregivers Blog

About COPD

With nearly 12 million Americans living with Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) and another 12 million not yet diagnosed, chances are high that you or someone you know are living with COPD. With a growing number of Americans affected by COPD and its symptoms, the need for informed and capable caregivers is more critical than ever.

Living with COPD

Living with COPD always has its challenges, both mental and physical, but as cold weather arrives, these can amplify. As winter approaches, the change in season and drop in temperature can cause COPD symptoms to worsen and you may notice your loved one struggling even more than usual, potentially resulting in unexpected trips to the emergency department.

These exacerbated symptoms and frequent hospitalizations can put a toll on the patient, their family and loved ones, and their caregivers. This can cause financial setbacks, emotional stress, and may even lead to depression. As someone who may be the primary caregiver of a COPD sufferer, you may feel that you have been thrown into the caregiver role and you are unsure how to help.

How Palladium Helps COPD Patients

While there is currently no cure for this chronic and progressive disease, Palladium Hospice and Palliative Care can greatly improve quality of life for patients with COPD and their caregivers. Our specialized teams of caregivers include registered nurses uniquely trained in the management of COPD. By providing medical and personal care to control symptoms and reduce anxiety, stress, and pain, we can improve quality of life for families living with COPD.

When Palladium Can be An Option

If you are the primary caregiver of a loved one living with COPD, you may not realize that hospice care can be a beneficial option. And while it’s difficult to come to terms with the advancing illness of a loved one, hospice is most effective when started early on. This helps ensure your loved one, and you as their caregiver, can gain the full benefit of the care and support hospice brings.

If you aren’t sure when the right time for hospice is, these are a few signs.

  • Increased emergency room visits or hospitalizations for COPD complications
  • Shortness of breath to the point one feels like they can’t breathe
  • Increased fatigue, depression, anxiety, and stress
  • Needs continuous oxygen or increased use of bronchodilators
  • Any disease progression
  • Patient is choosing to focus on comfort rather than cure of the disease
  • Patient or family feeling the need to call your doctor’s office with questions about medication and symptoms

 How We Help

Palladium can greatly improve the quality of life for COPD patients and their loved ones. Our specialized teams of caregivers include registered nurses and hospice physicians uniquely trained in the management and treatment of COPD. By providing both medical and personal care to control symptoms and reduce anxiety, stress, and pain, we can improve the quality of life for families coping with COPD.

  • Respite care services that give family caregivers a much-needed break while providing expert care for your loved one
  • Prevention of hospital stays and unplanned ER visits
  • Management of COPD symptoms including shortness of breath, chest pain, stress, depression, and more
  • Education about medication and coping with stress and issues related to the illness
  • Whole-person, patient-focused care including physical, social, spiritual, and emotional support
  • Patient and caregiver access to a registered nurse 24/7 for symptom management
  • Education about the disease process, helping you understand your loved one’s disease and how to prepare for changing needs
  • Full support from the Palladium team including our physicians, nurses, CNAs, social workers, chaplains, and volunteers

It’s important to understand the symptoms of the disease, its progress, and when it’s time for Palladium to help. COPD is a progressive disease and as the disease advances, COPD patients and caregivers may want assistance with managing the increasing needs of the patient.

Every day we offer hope, strength and comfort to those who are facing advanced illness. If you are living with COPD, or caring for someone that is, we’re here for you, wherever you are, whenever you need us. For questions, support, and answers, call 888.502.4646.

Hospice Care: When is The Right Time?

August 28, 2019 in Caregivers Blog

The Journal of the American Geriatrics Society Finds Waiting Too Long to Use Hospice Care Can Make Suffering at End-of-Life Worse
Editor’s note: Consumer Reports interview 2017

We often hear from patients and families that they wished they had started hospice sooner. And even though this is a common sentiment, hospice is often started too late for families to benefit from its full breadth of care and support. A 2017 study by The Journal of the American Geriatrics Society found that waiting too long to use hospice care can actually worsen suffering at the end of life.

Patients with an advanced stage disease often spend months in and out of the hospital—putting stress on themselves, their families, and their finances. When hospice care is elected, curative treatments are usually replaced with treatments that focus on improving the quality of life by increasing comfort, reducing stress and managing pain and symptoms.

Study author Thomas Michael Gill, M.D., a professor of medicine, epidemiology, and investigative medicine, and the Humana Foundation professor of geriatric medicine, at Yale University states, “At some point, patients and their families and doctors realize that hospice is appropriate, but that happens perhaps later than it should. When folks are referred to hospice only in the last days of their life, it’s difficult to have a meaningful benefit.” Gill and a team of researchers from the School of Medicine at Yale University followed 754 people for nearly 16 years.

It’s important for patients and their physicians to have an open dialogue about what they hope for and expect from hospice. “Often, patients will say, ‘I’m more interested in the quality rather than the quantity of my remaining life,'” Gill says. Hospice plays a significant role in increasing quality of life. Care is provided at home or the place of a patient’s choosing (assisted living, nursing home). Hospice provides not only physical care but emotional and spiritual care. Hospice also reaches beyond the patient to support the family with education about the disease and what to expect, help with daily caregiving (baths, grooming) and connection to resources.

While it is difficult to initiate the hospice conversation, for yourself or a loved one, considering hospice sooner allows families to gain the support and care they need when it is most beneficial. Many people don’t realize they can ask for hospice care, you don’t have to wait until your physician recommends care. Palladium can help you determine when hospice would be most beneficial for you and your family.

“It’s challenging to have honest discussions with patients and families about death and the dying process,” Gill says. “But leaving the conversation until the very end makes it more difficult.” 

If you would like to learn if Palladium Hospice Care is right for you or a loved one, call our supportive team at 888.502.4646; we’re here to answer any questions you may have. You can also ask your physician to refer you to our care.

Traveling with an Ill or Aging Loved One This Summer

July 11, 2019 in Caregivers Blog

Summer is here, and for most people, that means summer vacation. Traveling during the summer has always been a favorite for Americans, whether you like to lounge on the beach, sightsee in a big city, or enjoy some solitude in the great outdoors. However you like to vacation, you could be questioning your summer plans if you have a seriously ill or aging loved one. However, this doesn’t mean you need to cancel the family trip. With the right preparations, you can help your loved one enjoy a relaxing, worry-free summer vacation.

Get approval from your doctor. First and foremost, consult with your loved one’s primary care physician to ensure that your loved one is cleared for travel. Talk with their doctor or your Palladium care team about any concerns or risks in traveling. Use this opportunity to make sure that your loved one is up-to-date on all vaccinations and has refills to any prescriptions.

Pack wisely, with essential items easily accessible. Make sure to have all the essentials handy—this includes medication (and copies of prescriptions), water and snacks, emergency phone numbers, sunscreen, and important documentation (passport, Medicare card, and travel insurance). If you are flying, be sure to bring any pertinent medications on board.

Arrange special services and assistance ahead of time. If you are planning on flying, contact the airline ahead of time and request wheelchair access at the airport, advanced boarding, or disabled seating if necessary. You can do this for hotels, rental cars, and other vacation activities as well. Planning all of this in advance will allow for ease and enjoyment while traveling.

Be flexible. Plan for plenty of breaks and lots of downtime to accommodate your loved one’s needs. Be realistic and patient about how much activity they can do, and adjust your plans to their capabilities. Don’t stress if you can’t get everything done that you had planned; just enjoy the time you have together.

Take extra precautions when traveling somewhere warm. If you’re traveling to the beach or will be spending a lot of time in the sun, be sure to pack lots of sunscreen, loose fitting clothing, hats, and water. Also, make sure you know the signs of heatstroke. The elderly are especially vulnerable to heatstroke and often are unaware they are having issues.

Have fun! Don’t forget that even with all the planning and arrangements, you’re still on vacation. Enjoy this special time with your loved one; take pictures and create lasting memories.

Traveling with an elderly or ill loved one requires a degree of preparation and caution; it can be a rewarding experience for everyone involved. After all, you are going to a new place for relaxation or exploration, all with someone you love and care for.

If you are thinking about taking a vacation with an ill loved one, Palladium can offer more specific help and recommendations for those under our care. Our team of professionals offers a vast range of expert guidance and support. Call us at 888.502.4646 for more information.

Celebrating Father’s Day After Your Father Has Passed

June 10, 2019 in Caregivers Blog

Father’s Day and the days surrounding it can be difficult for those who have lost a father. The holiday can be especially hard for those experiencing the first Father’s Day without their dad. Those who are still grieving may not feel like celebrating, or feel like they can’t celebrate. However, just because your father may no longer be with you physically, there are still many ways to celebrate, remember, and honor him this Father’s Day,

1. Share stories and memories about your dad. Gather with family and friends and reminisce on all the best memories you have of your father—they can be funny, sad, or even just simple things that will always remind you of him. Look at old photos, and talk about the kind of person he was. This is a great opportunity to share stories about your dad to your children or to someone who didn’t know him, ensuring that his legacy will go on and remain an important presence in your life.

2. Celebrate and thank other father figures in your life. Reach out to the men in your life who have served as mentors, coaches, and friends. While no one can replace your own father, it’s important to celebrate the men in your life who helped shaped you. Don’t forget to celebrate your mother, who is also dealing with a loss of her own.

3. Write a note or spend time with your dad. This could mean visiting his resting place, writing a letter, or simply just sitting in nature and sharing with your dad everything that’s been going on in your life. Thank him and tell him that you cherish the time you had together.

4. Spend the day doing something he loved. If you have fond memories hiking with your dad, gather the family and head out for a day hike. Go to a restaurant and order his favorite meal. If your dad was known for his love of whiskey, order one at a bar and raise a glass to him and his memory.

5. Acknowledge your grief and be kind to yourself. This can be a painful day, especially if it’s your first Father’s Day after losing your dad. The grieving process is different for everyone, and it’s okay to be upset or angry.

Ultimately, how you celebrate Father’s Day when your father has passed is up to you. Find joy, memories, and love in celebrating—or not celebrating. However you choose to spend the day, do something that will honor and celebrate your father.

Palladium has a strong support team of social workers, chaplains, volunteers, and a bereavement care team dedicated to helping you. Even after a loved one has passed, your Palladium team is here to support the emotional needs of those left behind through grief and loss counseling, memorial services, and support groups. For information on bereavement services, support, and more, contact the Palladium team at 888.502.4646.

How to Honor Your Mother This Mother’s Day

May 1, 2019 in Caregivers Blog

Mother’s Day and the days surrounding can be a difficult time for those who have lost a mother, especially if it’s the first Mother’s Day without her. Seeing everyone celebrate and spend time with their mom can be emotional and distressing. However, even if your mother is no longer with you, there are still ways to celebrate and honor her this Mother’s Day.

Share memories and stories of your mom. Gather some family, friends, and those close to your mom for a special celebration to share stories about her. Pull out old photos and tell stories that make you laugh, that make you cry, or that show just how extraordinary she was. It will be lovely to hear everyone’s unique stories about your mom, especially those you haven’t heard before. And even if your mother is no longer here, you’re still able to make new memories in her honor.

Donate or volunteer to a special cause in her memory. If your mom had a favorite organization or charity, making a donation or volunteering for Mother’s Day is a great idea. Sometimes, helping others makes us feel better during a difficult time, so this is a way to both uplift your spirits and honor your mother.

Spend time with her or talk to her. If possible, visit your mother’s place of rest for reflection and communion. Bring flowers or something personal, spend some time there and tell her about what is going on in your life, or just sit in quiet reflection. If this is not possible, write a letter to your mom saying anything you wish you could tell her. It can be cathartic to open up and share your life with your mother, even if she is no longer here physically.

Acknowledge your grief and be kind to yourself. Mother’s Day can be emotionally challenging when you have lost a mother, especially at first. Everyone grieves differently, and it’s important not to compare yourself and your emotions to others. It’s completely normal and understandable to be upset, and you may not even want to celebrate the day at all. Only you can read your emotions and know what’s best for you. Take it easy, be kind to yourself, and never do anything you don’t want to.

However you choose to celebrate, or not celebrate, is up to you. And although Mother’s Day can be emotional, it’s important to look for small moments of joy, and small reminders of your mom. Palladium has a strong support team of social workers, chaplains, volunteers, and a bereavement care team dedicated to helping you. Even after a loved one has passed, your Palladium team is here to support the emotional needs of those left behind through grief and loss counseling, memorial services, and support groups. For information on bereavement services, support, and more, contact the Palladium team at 888.502.4646.