Palliative Care is the organized delivery of patient and family-centered care that optimizes quality of life by anticipating, preventing and treating symptoms of individuals with serious illness.
Palliative care addresses the physical, emotional, social, and spiritual needs of the patient and the family, as well as facilitating access to information and choice. It is provided and coordinated by an interdisciplinary team in any setting.
The CHAP (Community Health Accreditation Partner) Palliative Care standards are informed by providers of palliative care and the National Consensus Project for Quality Palliative Care. Clinical Practice Guidelines for Quality Palliative Care 4th Edition. Richmond, VA: National Coalition for Hospice and Palliative Care; 2018.
Palliative Care Certification is available to Palliative Care Programs that are:
- A service of an existing setting such as a physician practice, Assisted Living Facility, or SNF, etc.
- A service of a currently accredited hospice or home health agency, or
- An independent provider of palliative care.
Certification is awarded for three (3) years.
Interested in finding out more? Please call us at 202.862.3413 and press “2” to speak directly to a CHAP team member.