Pathways Palliative Care


Palliative care is specialized medical care for people and families living with serious illness. It is focused on improving quality of life and addressing pain, symptoms and the stress of serious illness. Pathways providers and staff know that our patients want time with their medical team, good communication, symptom control and coordinated care. We work together to improve your well-being and understand your treatments, and we have the time to explore what “quality of life” means for you and your family.

Phone: 518-798-1859

Where can I receive Palliative Care services?

  • At home through our Pathways Homeward Bound program
  • Via Telehealth
  • In select area nursing homes

Our goal is to provide specialized medical care for people with serious illnesses. These illnesses include COPD, congestive heart failure, kidney disease, cancer, Parkinson’s disease or dementia. Palliative care is offered to patients at any stage of an illness. We work with you to help you do as well as you can for as long as you can.

What else can I or my loved ones expect in the program?

  • Ways for you and your family to manage the stress of serious illness.
  • Support and information to decide which treatments make sense.
  • Help managing symptoms that affect daily life.
  • Coordinated care among all members of your health care team (specialists, caseworkers, etc.).
  • Help finding support services to assist you in your home (necessary medical equipment, home health care, etc.).
  • Making sure you have completed advance care planning such as health care proxy or MOLST forms.

Please talk with your Hudson Headwaters primary care provider to see if Pathways is right for you.

To speak with a Palliative Care program coordinator please call 518-798-1859.