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Next Meeting:

Friday, April 14, 2017 – 7:30 AM

Meeting room has been changed to
First Floor – Conference Room 1-A

Announcements:

Advance Care Planning Navigator Pilot Program

The Palliative Care Partnership of the Roanoke Valley has received a $15,000 Geriatric Training and Education (GTE) Initiative Grant from the Virginia Center for Aging for a pilot project to promote outreach and access of Advanced Care Planning (ACP) resources to low-income, chronically ill older adults residing in Northwest and Southeast Roanoke, two medically underserved communities.  Community care managers, community health workers, and clergy/health ministers will be recruited and trained to serve as Advance Care Planning Navigators to assist older adults based on the 3-R’s of Advance Care Planning:

  • Recognize the need
  • Raise awareness
  • Refer to appropriate person/setting for advance care planning

The pilot will develop and evaluate the use of an ACP Resource and Referral Tool Kit for use by the trained ACP Navigators.

To learn more about the program and to register for
Advance Care Planning Navigator Training please click here.


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

Amedisys Hospice

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.

 

POST FAQ's

For more information about the PCPRV project contact:

Laura Pole at lpchef@earthlink.net