Palliative care education

Palliative Innovations Palliative Care Sevices

Consultation, classes and palliative care education:  rates available on request.

Payment: We bill your insurance for client and family visits.

A comprehensive assessment includes two visits

Follow up visits as needed

Holistic approach

Focusing on the family as the unit of care

Honoring quality of life as you describe

Responding to distressing symptoms

Assess safety and fall risk

Assistance wtih sensitive discussions around your care preferences

Advanced care planning

Completion of POLST (Provider Orders for Life Sustaining Treatment)

Consultation to health care systems

Dr Lathrop is experienced in quality improvement projects that have included integrating palliative care principles into the intensive care unit. She led the start up of palliative care in four local hospital palliative care consult services and led a project that was successful in reducing hospital readmissions while ensuring quality palliative care consult metrics were met.  She has worked in long-term care and assisted living facilities and understands the respective cultures. We are available to integrate palliative care principles into environments with the goal of supporting aging in place. 

As an expert in palliative care Dr Lathrop is also available to speak to groups about advanced directives and end-of-life care and decision making questions. She has attended End of Life Nursing Education (ELNEC) 2015 Course: Integrating Palliative Oncology Care into Doctoral of Nursing Practice Education and Clinical Practice and has presented extensively to health care providers. Topics have included working with families during the last phase of life, hospice, pain and symptom management, quality palliative care in the ICU, palliative care and the person with alcohol liver disease and mental illness. 

Dr Lathrop is an ELNEC train the trainer and has completed training in Core, Geriatric and APRN education requirements. She has taught extensively in the areal of ethical issues at the end of life, curriculum design for nursing focusing on interprofessional palliative care and working with families at the end-of-life.

In-Home, Assisted Living and Nursing Home Assessments

​Two visits for a comprehensive assessment that includes:

  • Obtaining a release of information  so we are able to share medical history and medications with your primary care provider
  • Assessment summary sent to your primary care provider 
  • Physical assessment
  • Assessment of mood
  • Spiritual assessment
  • Symptom assessment
  • Functional and safety assessment
  • Identifying key decision makers in your care and meeting with them
  • Sensitive conversations about what matters to you 
  • Ensuring you and your primary care provider have a copy of your advanced directive
  • Responsive, easy communication by email, text or phone. 

Ongoing monthly visits to assess your ongoing or changing care needs and update of the plan of care.

Responsive scheduling of visits.

Community resources who are experts in home safety and physical therapy and referral to home care when appropriate. 

Partnering with therapist to support family members and clients experiencing emotional distress due to chronic illness.