In today’s world, physicians and medical personnel rely more and more on technology to look up and sort through vast amounts of information. McLean Home Care & Hospice is working closely with physicians to help them identify patients with serious chronic illnesses who may be eligible for palliative care programs through home care or hospice services.
McLean developed apps for physicians and medical office teams to download on their mobile devices with the guidelines to identify palliative home care and hospice patients. Dr. Kevin Baran, McLean Hospice Medical Director, thinks these apps will be very helpful to the professionals and allow them to refer patients earlier for effective management of their illnesses. This includes expert management of pain and other symptoms to achieve comfort, close communication and coordination of care with patient’s physicians, illness-specific education and/or consultation for patients and caregivers, guidance with difficult and complex treatment choices, and so much more.
The Palliative Care Program draws from a full array of skilled professionals who visit the patient’s home, under the direction of the patient’s physician. McLean serves families in the Farmington Valley from East Granby to Burlington; and Bristol, Bloomfield, Windsor and West Hartford.
For more information or to download the apps, click and see the link on the top or call 860-658-3954 for a flyer entitled There’s an App for That with QR codes.