Glen Haven Manor expands palliative care services

Glen Haven Manor has expanded its approach to palliative care.

In a press release, Glen Haven says it is now offering both a palliative care approach as well as end of life palliative care.

Glen Haven says the health care sector worldwide now recognizes that people facing life-limiting conditions may live many years with their condition.

Many of these patients may never benefit from a palliative care approach, which enhances the living and quality of life given to those faced with chronic, life changing and life limiting conditions.

Glen Haven believes that by following a palliative care approach after the diagnosis of a life-limiting condition, an individual's mental, physical, social and psychological needs, along with the practical aspects of their condition are taken into account.

The resource team available to provide both aspects of palliative care includes nurses, continuing care assistants, resident support workers, physicians, a social worker, recreational therapist, music therapist, occupational therapist, a physiotherapist, dietitian, nutritional services, a pharmacist, and the Glen Haven leadership team.

Further, Glen Haven says access to the community palliative care team from the Aberdeen Hospital and Nova Scotia Health Authority is also available.