Palliative and Supportive Care Services

Serious illness has tremendous and far-reaching effects on patients and families. A lack of information, combined with feelings of confusion, anxiety and doubt, leaves many families ill-equipped to determine the best course of action. What decisions must be made for you or your loved one – both in the short – and long-term? Which care choices are available? How can you help your loved one gain a sense of control over his or her circumstance? To provide support and guidance in making health care decisions, Cooperman Barnabas Medical Center offers the Palliative and Supportive Care Program.

About Palliative Care Services

Anyone with a serious illness, regardless of his or her age, life expectancy or prognosis, can receive palliative care services. Palliative care is a team-based approach to treating serious illness that focuses on a person’s physical, emotional, and spiritual needs. It is appropriate for patients at any age, regardless of the expected outcome of their illness. The goal of palliative care is to prevent and relieve the physical symptoms, anxiety, and stress that often accompany a serious illness. Palliative care services also help patients and family members with advanced care planning, coordinating care and working through sometimes difficult decisions. Palliative care is different than hospice care. It can be provided while seeking active treatments at any stage of an illness.

Palliative Care at Cooperman Barnabas Medical Center

What is Palliative Care?

The wonderful palliative care and hospice care teams at Cooperman Barnabas Medical Center are here to answer your questions! Learn more about both of these specialties from our team, who help maintain the highest quality and compassionate care for patients.

Our interdisciplinary core team is comprised of:

  • Medial Director
  • Administrative Director
  • Physicians and Advanced Practice Nurses
  • Palliative Care Social Worker
  • Pastoral Care
  • Pharmacist

We work with your physician and other health care providers to ensure that your care is well coordinated and your needs are clearly communicated.

The Palliative Care program at CBMC has achieved The Joint Commission’s Gold Seal of Approval Specially Certification: Advance Certification in Palliative Care (achieved 2021).

The Joint Commission Gold Seal

Bereavement Support Services/Group

To learn more and register for a monthly support group offered by VNA Health Group, please call 732-491-7277.

Additional Resources and Support