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Palliative Care

Hudson Headwaters offers palliative care, which is specialized medicine for people with serious illnesses such as COPD, congestive heart failure, kidney disease, cancer, Parkinson’s disease or dementia.  We focus on managing pain and other symptoms of serious illness.

At Hudson Headwaters, our palliative team works collaboratively with Glens Falls Hospital, area nursing homes, outpatient palliative care and at patients’ homes through our Homeward Bound program.

We provide supportive care to patients with progressive, life-limiting illness. This may include providing primary care at home, symptom management, helping patients and families manage the stress of serious illness, or coordinating home services and community resources.

We are expanding in many directions to meet the growing needs of Hudson Headwaters patients and better serve the broader community. For more information about our palliative programs, please call 518-798-1859

Palliative Care at Glens Falls Hospital

If you or a loved one are facing the pain and stress of a serious illness, Hudson Headwaters can help. Our palliative care team at Glens Falls Hospital offers an approach to illness that focuses on relieving pain and alleviating stress.  Since 2018, we have been providing expanded hospital-wide palliative consultations seven days a week.

We work with the hospital team to support patients and families. We work with you to help understand your illness and treatment options so that you can decide what is best for you. Palliative providers may help manage symptoms such as pain and anxiety, provide information about what to expect in the future, help manage the stress of serious illness, and assist with the completion of advance directives such as a healthcare proxy or living will.

For more information about inpatient palliative care, call 518-683-6246

Outpatient Palliative Care

Hudson Headwaters offers office consultations, at both West Mountain Health Services Building 1 and Warrensburg Health Center. We work with patients in an as-needed basis and support your regular primary care provider.

Our outpatient palliative care specialists are able to spend extra time with patients and families to help understand disease processes and what type of treatment makes sense for individuals. We support patients and families and help you make decisions about care based on individual goals, wishes, and values.

Palliative providers may help manage symptoms such as pain and anxiety, provide information about what to expect in the future and help manage the stress of serious illness. We can assist with the completion of advance directives such as a healthcare proxy or living will as well as MOLST forms (medical orders for life-sustaining treatment).

For more information, please call 518-798-1859

Palliative Care: Area Nursing Homes

Hudson Headwaters providers care for patients in nearby nursing homes and rehabilitation centers. These partnerships make high-quality healthcare available to you and your loved ones through different stages in life.

Since 2016, we have provided palliative care consultations at The Pines at Glens Falls. We have expanded these services to provide palliative care at The Glens Falls Center, The Warren Center, and Fort Hudson Nursing Home.

Palliative care in the nursing homes complements our existing medical services at these facilities and enables us to provide better-coordinated care for residents, both long- and short-term. For more information, please call 518-798-1859

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