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Next Meeting:

Friday, July 14, 2017 – 7:30 AM

Carilion Clinic - 3 Riverside
Roanoke, VA  24016

First Floor – Conference Room 1-A

Announcements:

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:

  • Recognize the need
  • Raise awareness
  • Refer to appropriate person/setting for 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
click here

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.struble73@gmail.com


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