Advocating Quality Comfort Care Throughout Life
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Update: Advance Care Planning Navigator Pilot Program
On April 26, 2017, the Palliative Care Partnership of the Roanoke Valley trained 15 community care managers, health care workers and volunteers to serve as Advance Care Planning (ACP) Navigators.
Navigators will be assisting older adults based on the 3-R’s of Advance Care Planning:
The Navigators were provided tools and information to promote outreach and access of ACP resources to low-income, chronically ill older adults residing in Northwest and Southeast Roanoke, two medically underserved communities.
To access the
Advance Care Planning Navigator ToolKit
The ACP Pilot Program is funded by the Geriatric Training and Education (GTE) Initiative Grant from the Virginia Center for Aging for 2016-2017. For additional information, please contact Kathy Struble, LCSW, Project Coordinator, 540-525-5004 or Kathy.firstname.lastname@example.org
PCPRV Receives Grant to Implement POST
(Physician Orders for Scope of Treatment)
The Palliative Care Partnership of the Roanoke Valley has received a $22,000 Geriatric Training and Education (GTE) Initiative Grant from the Virginia Center for Aging for a pilot project to implement the Physicians’ Orders for Scope of Treatment (POST) form in the Roanoke Valley.
A POST form is a set of physician-signed orders which communicates
and implements patient preferences for end-of-life treatment.
The form is transferable across treatment settings
of participating health care agencies.
A POST form may be appropriate for people who are either
terminally ill or are seriously ill with chronic, progressive disease.
Agencies participating in this project include:
Carilion Roanoke Memorial Hospital
Friendship Health & Rehab Center
Richfield Recovery and Care Center
Carilion Clinics Hospice – Roanoke
Good Samaritan Hospice -- Roanoke
Medi Home Health & Hospice
Ultimately, the PCPRV hopes this project will be a catalyst for adopting the POST form and process on a statewide level similar to other states, including West Virginia and Oregon.
For more information about the PCPRV project contact:
Laura Pole at email@example.com