Every illness is different. And different for each individual who has it.

Palladium offers specialized care, individualized treatment plans and disease specific protocols to help control symptoms, ease pain, reduce hospitalizations and improve comfort and quality of life.

How We Help Those Living with 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
  • Prevention of hospital stays and unplanned ER visits

Call us today to find your way back to a life more fully lived. We can help determine what services are best for you or answer any questions. If you need us. Then we’ll be there.

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 love is living with this troublesome lung disease. If you are the primary caregiver of someone living with COPD, you may feel unsure how to navigate the symptoms and stresses of COPD to ensure the highest quality of life for your loved ones. Palladium Hospice and Palliative Care provides specialized care for those living with end stage COPD, providing you and your loved one with exceptional care and support.

About COPD:

Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease is a lifelong, progressive lung disease. People with COPD experience shortness of breath, fatigue, persistent cough, and other distressing symptoms.

Symptoms of COPD Include:

  • Shortness of breath, even when at rest
  • Fatigue, depression, anxiety, or stress
  • Lung infections or respiratory failure
  • Weight loss
  • Accelerated resting heart rate
  • Pulmonary hypertension
  • Wheezing and chest pain
  • Increasing emergency room visits or hospitalizations for complications
  • Continuous oxygen or increased use of bronchodilators
  • Feeling the need to call your doctor’s office with questions about medications or symptoms

As there is currently no cure for this chronic and progressive disease, symptoms will eventually worsen. Patients may develop pneumonia, lung cancer, or even depression as a result of living with COPD. Patients may also face the stress of frequent hospitalizations. In fact, over half of COPD patients are readmitted to the hospital within 12 months of a first admission. COPD can also put a strain on patients and their family caregivers—causing stress, frustration, and financial setbacks.

Living with COPD can be a roller coaster for both the patient and family caregivers. There can be periods of stability when the patient shows no symptoms at all, and other times when there are serious flare-ups that can cause severe damage to the lungs. This unpredictability makes caring for COPD difficult to manage alone. With our team’s support, symptoms can become more manageable, stress can be reduced, and patients coping with this disease can live happier and healthier lives.

Help for COPD Patients

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.

In general, people living with COPD may be eligible for Palladium Hospice and Palliative Care when they exhibit one or more of the following:

  • Shortness of breath at rest and with any activity
  • Recurring respiratory infections
  • Using multiple inhalers with poor response
  • Increased need for assistance from bed to chair
  • Fatigue and/or increased cough
  • Has made repeated trips every few months to the emergency room for respiratory failure or lung infections

If you are a family caregiver and have questions about the management of COPD and how to improve peace of mind and quality of life, the Palladium team can help. For answers, resources, and support, call our dedicated team at (888) 502-4646.

About CHF:

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.

Symptoms of CHF Include:

  • Shortness of breath, even when lying down
  • Chest pain
  • Irregular heartbeat
  • Persistent, dry cough
  • Fatigue and weakness
  • Swelling in ankles, feet, or abdomen
  • Loss of appetite or nausea

Living with an advanced stage of CHF can be frustrating, disheartening, and discouraging. Persistent bouts of symptoms can interfere with your life and your family, and frequent hospital visits can be inconvenient, expensive, and troubling. Palladium Hospice and Palliative Care for CHF patients can help reduce symptoms and hospital visits and help CHF patients live a more normal, enjoyable life.

Palladium understands that end stage heart disease patients require specific care. Our specialized team of caregivers is uniquely trained in the management of cardiac disease and can assist CHF patients with the prevention and supervision of cardiac symptoms related to illness. In collaboration with your primary cardiologist, our nurses and medical director will aid in relieving shortness of breath, sleeplessness, anxiety, pain, and depression that commonly develop with heart disease, so that you can get back to the things in life that matter the most.

Help for Congestive Heart Failure

 Palladium offers real help for those living with CHF:

  • 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 symptoms including stress, anxiety, sleep disorders, and shortness of breath
  • 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 medical director, nurses, CNAs, social workers, chaplains, and volunteers

People living with advanced heart disease are eligible for Palladium Hospice care if they meet one or more of the following criteria:

  • Chest pain and/or shortness of breath with and without activity
  • Fatigue, shortness of breath, or functional decline
  • Taking multiple cardiac medications or having a poor response to medications
  • Patient and/or physician believe heart surgery is not a preferred option
  • Personal choice not to pursue any further specialized treatment

If you are a family caregiver and have questions about the management of CHF and how to improve peace of mind and quality of life, the Palladium team can help. For answers, resources, and support, call our dedicated team at (888) 502-4646.

Living with Dementia

Together, advanced dementia and Alzheimer’s disease (AD) affect more than 50 million Americans. The symptoms may be subtle at first, but as the disease progresses, it can become extremely difficult for dementia patients to function independently. Individuals living with advanced dementia often cannot report their symptoms, leaving them untreated and vulnerable to physical pain, psychological pain, and various other symptoms relating to AD.

Those coping with Alzheimer’s disease and other forms of dementia face a challenging journey as memory loss, confusion, and difficulty making decisions are progressive over time. In most cases, losing basic control of the body and communication will eventually add to this challenge. Families of dementia face a similar challenging journey as they often struggle alone in their attempts to care for their loved ones.

Help for Dementia Caregivers

Caring for a loved one with Alzheimer’s or advanced dementia can be disheartening and frustrating. As these diseases are uncontrollable and unpredictable, you may feel overwhelmed and helpless. Handling dementia symptoms like confusion, wandering, or emotional outbursts can be challenging, especially for a full-time caregiver. Palladium provides real support to caregivers. Our extra layer of support in the home, wherever home may be, ensures you have not only practical and medical support but also the knowledge and resources you need to better equip you in your caregiving role. You don’t have to face this journey alone. Our team of physicians, nurses, and volunteers provides comprehensive support to the patient, the caregiver, and the whole family in order to share the care and take some of the stress off of everyone.

Palladium understands that being a caregiver for an Alzheimer’s patient is both a demanding and rewarding experience. We provide caregivers with support, answers, and resources that help you and your loved one live a fuller life.

How We Help Advanced Dementia Patients

  • 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 dementia-related symptoms including confusion, sundowners, anxiety, and frequent UTIs
  • 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

People living with advanced dementia are eligible for Palladium Hospice care if they meet one or more of the following criteria:

  • Speaks few intelligible words
  • In need of a pureed diet
  • Continuing weight loss
  • Needs help to sit up, eat, get dressed, and groom themselves
  • Unable to walk without assistance or bed-bound
  • Shows signs of severe anxiety

If you are a family caregiver and have questions about the management of advanced dementia and how to improve peace of mind and quality of life, the Palladium team can help. For answers, resources, and support, call our dedicated team at (888) 502-4646.

Hospice care usually begins when both patients and their physicians agree that the cancer can no longer be cured, and the focus should shift to quality of life, pain management, and emotional and spiritual support.

Palladium can greatly improve quality of life for advanced cancer patients by providing pain and symptom management, a comfortable environment, and emotional support. Our team of nurses and physicians works closely with the patient, their family, and their oncologist to develop a comprehensive care plan. We help control the physical, emotional, and spiritual effects of cancer so that your loved one can regain dignity and focus on what matters most.

How Palladium Helps Advanced Cancer Patients

  • 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 physical and emotional pain that results from end stage cancers
  • 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

Advanced Cancer Patients Are Usually Eligible for Hospice When They Exhibit One or More of the Following:

  • Cancer has metastasized to multiple sites or is in stage III or IV
  • Curative treatment is unlikely to improve quality or length of life
  • Unintentional, progressive weight loss
  • The burden of treatment on the patient and family outweighs the potential benefits
  • Continued decline despite disease-directed treatments

If you’re a family caregiver caring for a loved one with advanced cancer, Palladium hospice care could be right for you and your loved one. If you have questions about hospice care, or if you need answers, resources, or support, contact the team at Palladium at (888) 502-4646.

End stage liver failure can be physically, emotionally, and financially stressful to patients with liver disease, their loved ones, and their caregivers. The progression of symptoms can be distressing and overwhelming, leaving patients and loved ones frustrated and hopeless. Symptoms such as swelling, bleeding, and reduced brain function are better handled by an experienced healthcare team, allowing the patient to focus on their health and happiness.

Symptoms of Liver Failure Include:

  • Excessive itching, bruising, or bleeding
  • Buildup of fluid and swelling in the abdomen
  • Shortness of breath
  • Nausea
  • Abdominal and back pain
  • Reduced brain function

Help for Patients with Liver Failure

Regardless of the cause of liver disease, the progression of symptoms as a loved one approaches the later stages are distressing to patients and their families.

We help empower family caregivers by ensuring they understand the disease, what is happening, and what to expect. We also teach you how to cope with confusion, irritability, and personality changes that can create distressing family dynamics. We’ll help you regain a sense of control by reducing stress and anxiety to gain as many days of comfort as possible.

Advanced Liver Failure Patients Are Usually Eligible for Palladium Hospice When They Exhibit One or More of the Following:

  • The patient is a transplant patient whose transplant has failed, and the patient is not eligible for, or refuses, another transplant
  • The sudden or progressive loss of functional independence
  • Mainly immobile
  • Confusion or cognitive impairment
  • Bowel dysfunction
  • Breathing difficulties
  • Restlessness

If you are a family caregiver and have questions about the management of liver failure and how to improve peace of mind and quality of life, the Palladium team can help. For answers, resources, and support, call our dedicated team at (888) 502-4646.

Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, commonly known as both ALS and Lou Gehrig’s disease, is a progressive neurodegenerative disease that causes nerve cells in the brain and spinal cord to die. Over time, this affects voluntary muscle control, leaving many patients paralyzed.

Living with ALS can be a physical and emotional battle for both the patient and their loved ones. Reduced mobility, trouble communicating, and difficulty breathing are just a few struggles that arise from living with ALS. Since this disease is progressive, its unpredictability can be straining on the emotions and finances of the family, who may have to cope with unexpected treatments and unplanned hospital visits.

Caregivers may feel alone, uneducated, and unqualified to handle the challenges that come with caring for an ALS patient. Palladium is here to help. We have a specialized team of caregivers, nurses, and volunteers who are uniquely trained in the management of ALS symptoms and stresses. We support you and the ALS patient through every step of the process.

Ways Palladium Helps ALS Patients:

  • Respite care services that give family caregivers a needed break while providing expert care for your loved one
  • Prevention of hospital stays and unplanned ER visits
  • Management of physical and emotional pain that results from living with ALS
  • 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

Living with advanced ALS can be a challenging experience, but Palladium will help you meet these challenges and will provide an extra layer of support to help cope with symptoms and stresses, so you and your loved ones can focus on what truly matters in life.

ALS Patients Can Be Eligible for Hospice if They Exhibit One or More of the Following: 

  • Is wheelchair or bed-bound
  • Barely intelligible speech
  • Significant shortness of breath or severely impaired breathing
  • In need of a pureed diet and assistance with eating
  • Requires major assistance with dressing and grooming, or is totally dependent on others for these activities
  • Does not wish to be dependent on feeding tubes for nutrition and hydration
  • Does not want to be placed on a ventilator for breathing, or wishes to discontinue mechanical ventilation

Our team of nurses, social workers, and volunteers handles all pain and symptom management, handles emotional and spiritual stresses, and works with your physician to develop a comprehensive care plan. ALS patients can receive care in their home, assisted living center, or wherever is most comfortable.

If you are a family caregiver and have questions about the management of ALS and how to improve peace of mind and quality of life, the Palladium team can help. For answers, resources, and support, call our dedicated team at (888) 502-4646.