At EG Healthcare, we feel that life is cherished the best when lived in the familiar surrounds of home. Palliative care is not just the end of life care. Palliative care can be managed and administered from the very onset of any terminal or life-limiting illness.  

We believe in building relationships with our patients and getting to know them as an individual to provide the care that suits, in the right way and the right setting. Our palliative care support includes handling end-of-life care and pain management. It also covers advanced directive/MOLST Form review with the family and patient, if they have the capacity; this includes advisement of any DNR (do-not-resuscitate orders) for CPR, living will, and other healthcare decisions.

Our teams of medical care professionals are trained to provide meaningful care and emotional support to you and your family during this time.

What is palliative care at home?

In-house palliative care is family-centered care provided by a visiting medical professional in a patient’s home to provide the support and services to ease daily tasks.

What are the advantages of palliative care house call?

The advantages of in-house palliative care include:

  • It is also inclusive of emotional, social, and spiritual support
  • It is less hurried, more personal, and better care
  • It supports you to continue living independently in your home
  • It happens in the comfort of your home

How does it work?

EG Healthcare offers house palliative care visits for pain management, CPR, DNR, living will, emotional, spiritual, and social care to ensure that you can have the best quality of life while staying at your own home.  

What is the process of getting palliative care at home?

Follow these steps to book a palliative house call in Staten Island:

  • Contact us on (718) 698-6700 or via our appointment page
  • A qualified and experienced medical professional will schedule a time for your visit and arrange a consultation.
  • During the appointment, our medical professionals can create orders for an ongoing medical treatment plan (all in the comfort of your own home) that meets your needs.

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EG Healthcare can provide elderly residents of Staten Island the same care they would receive in a doctor’s office in the comfort of their own homes. 

What can be treated in a medical house call?

For in-house palliative care, we can treat and assist with:

  • End of life pain management
  • Advanced Directive/MOLST Form. Including reviewing with family and patients if they have the capacity. We can help navigate and understand advance directives, including cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) and do-not-resuscitate orders (DNR)
  • Provide hospice and end of life care
  • Help to review a living will

Why EG Healthcare?

  • We believe in taking the time to get to know our patients and building lasting relationships
  • We focus on providing the highest level of care for all of our medical patients
  • We work with access to top-quality diagnostic testing, lab testing, and screening in your own home.

Frequently Asked Questions:

What is the MOLST Form?

A MOLST Form is paperwork used for the MOLST (Medical Orders for Life-Sustaining Treatment) Program in several states, including New York. Following a patient’s wishes is a critical element in providing the highest quality end–of–life care. 

The MOLST Form is used to facilitate end-of-life-care decisions for a terminally ill patient. 

The MOLST serves as a single document that contains a patient’s wishes 

and preferences including:

  • Resuscitation instructions when the patient has no pulse or is not breathing
  • Instructions for intubation and mechanical ventilation when the patient has a pulse, and the patient is breathing
  • Treatment guidelines
  • Future hospitalization and transfer
  • Artificially administered fluids and nutrition
  • Antibiotics
  • Other instructions about treatments not listed

The MOLST form is the only authorized record for documenting both nonhospital Do Not Resuscitate (DNR) and Do Not Intubate (DNI) orders in New York State. 

What does a palliative care medical professional do?

A palliative care medical provider specializes in end-of-life care and coordinates with a multidisciplinary team to ensure the patient’s comfort and family. They help support the emotional, medical, and physical well-being of everyone impacted throughout the end-of-life process.

Additionally, they help with any paperwork or administrative tasks, including a living will, do-not-resuscitate orders (DNR), MOLST, and other healthcare forms and paperwork.

Is palliative care covered by medical insurance?

Palliative care is typically covered under public and private insurance plans (including Medicare and Medicaid); however, since every insurance plan is different, please contact your insurance provider for more information.