Nazareth Home Expands its HELD Program to Clifton Campus
Nazareth Home, in collaboration with Pallitus Health Partners, has expanded its HELD program to its Clifton Campus this month after successfully implementing it at the Highlands Campus nearly two years ago. HELD, which stands for Helping Embrace Life Decisions, is a complex disease management program that supports residents who want to manage the symptoms of advanced illnesses and chronic complex conditions.
HELD brings together multiple experts in the fields of geriatrics and complex disease management to develop an individualized plan that focuses on the unique healthcare needs of the Nazareth Home resident. It emphasizes closer monitoring of patients, engaging earlier in symptom control so individuals can discuss their goals and options sooner, and identifying a meaningful healthcare plan that improves their quality of life for a longer period of time.
The program includes a team of experts, including staff members from both organizations, along with Dr. Tyler McQueen, a geriatric medicine specialist with Pallitus Health Partners. Dr. McQueen meets with Nazareth Home residents on a regular basis concerning quality of life decisions during their critical time of need.
“This unique offering through the HELD program allows us to expand and evolve the high-quality care we provide to elders and their family members,” said Ashley Cochran, Executive Director of Nazareth Home’s Clifton Campus. “Each day, our focus is on helping the elders live their best life while they are with us, and this new program aligns closely with that goal in mind.”
Pallitus Health Partners offers comprehensive palliative care for patients with serious illness in Kentucky and Indiana. Specialized services include chronic symptom and medication management, disease education, and care coordination.