Caring Way services are designed for patients receiving treatment for a life-limiting condition. We support our patients' medical care by addressing their physical, psychological, emotional and social needs.

Our goal is to provide the best in specialized palliative care so patients can remain at home, preserve their independence and adapt to lifestyle changes during this challenging time. Caring Way is designed for patients who are still receiving treatment while hospice is most appropriate for patients who wish to focus on comfort care.

Your Caring Way Team

Our professional and experienced team assists you and your family by providing exceptional home care services. We will help arrange for medical supplies and equipment needed to offer the best health care in the comfort and familiarity of your own home.

Our services are just a phone call away, 24 hours a day, seven days a week:

  • The patient's physician who can remain in charge of the patient's medical care and continue regular contact with the Caring Way nurse.
  • A registered nurse who visit patients at home regularly to make sure they are comfortable and as pain-free as possible.
  • A social worker who is available to provide additional support. Our social workers keep a patient's friends and family informed and can offer emotional and psychosocial support.
  • A home health aide to assist with personal care, such as feeding, bathing, dressing, and changing bed linens.
  • Physical and occupational therapists are available to help patients with maintaining independence and adapt to physical limitations. Therapists can help increase mobility and relieve pain.
  • Support for the Entire Family
  • The patient's family and caregivers also benefit from the support of our entire team. We recognize that an advanced illness affects more than the patient. We encourage family involvement by offering education and advice.

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Frequently Asked Questions

View a list of commonly asked questions about Home Based Palliative Care through Penn Medicine.

Caring Way Team

Our professional and experienced team assists you and your family by providing exceptional home care services.

Legal Assistance

To provide assistance to the terminally ill who often do not have the strength, energy or resources to manage their legal issues, Caring Way offers the Hospice Legal Project.

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