Palliative Care

Comprehensive Longitudinal Advanced Illness Management (CLAIM) offers patients with advanced cancer additional support to control pain and physical symptoms, improve quality of life and avoid unnecessary hospitalizations.

  • Comprehensive Longitudinal Advanced Illness Management (CLAIM) offers patients with advanced cancer additional support to control pain and physical symptoms, improve quality of life and avoid unnecessary hospitalizations.

    Comprehensive Longitudinal Advanced Illness Management (CLAIM) offers patients with advanced cancer additional support to control pain and physical symptoms, improve quality of life and avoid unnecessary hospitalizations.

  • Penn Hospice at Rittenhouse is a state-of-the-art inpatient unit for hospice patients who have acute symptoms or cannot remain at home. The unit offers a comfortable and homelike setting, with private rooms, common kitchen and living room areas, family conference room, children's playroom and a meditation room.

    Penn Hospice at Rittenhouse is a state-of-the-art inpatient unit for hospice patients who have acute symptoms or cannot remain at home. The unit offers a comfortable and homelike setting, with private rooms, common kitchen and living room areas, family conference room, children's playroom and a meditation room.

  • Penn Medicine's palliative care program provides an extra layer of support to seriously ill patients who are at home or in the hospital. Patients may receive services while undergoing aggressive treatment for serious illnesses.

    Penn Medicine's palliative care program provides an extra layer of support to seriously ill patients who are at home or in the hospital. Patients may receive services while undergoing aggressive treatment for serious illnesses.

About Penn Palliative Care

Palliative Care at Penn Medicine in Philadelphia provides comprehensive medical and holistic supportive services to patients of all ages and at any stage of a serious illness. Palliative care is available to patients who are continuing aggressive treatment or life-prolonging therapies. It provides patients with an extra layer of support to create the best possible quality of life for patients and their families.

Palliative care services offered by Penn Medicine include:

  • Care at home, in assisted living facilities and nursing homes
  • Inpatient consultation provided by a palliative care team
  • Outpatient clinic services

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