Palliative and Hospice Care
What is Palliative Care?
UNITED WE STAND
...To prevent pain and relieve holistic suffering.
...To provide support to enable the best quality of life.
…So YOU can live well.
Palliative/Hospice Care Team
For information call
605.347.2511 or 800.743.1070
Mary Ann Herrboldt, RN
Mary Graham, CNP
Ellen O’Grady, PSA
Dr. Ramirez, MD
VA Black Hills Health Care offers inpatient Palliative and Hospice Care at our Ft. Meade and Hot Springs facilities.
We also partner with other hospice programs in the Black Hills area to provide the best possible care for this season of life.
Visit We Honor Veteans to learn more.
Palliative Care is the medical specialty providing holistic, compassionate care.
- To prevent, relieve, and manage pain and symptom.
- To improve and ensure quality of life for Veterans and their families.
- It is not necessarily driven by prognosis.
- It can be utilized along with curative treatments.
- It assists with prognostication and decision making.
- It promotes family meetings and communication.
- It allows Veterans to take control of the holistic quality of their lives and formulate goals of care.
Palliative Medicine Consultation Includes:
- Assessment and management of physical symptoms.
- Assisting Veterans in the identification of personal goals for end-of-life care.
- Assessment and management of psychological and spiritual needs.
- Assessment of the Veteran’s support system.
- Assessment and communication of estimated prognosis.
- Assessment of discharge planning issues.
What is Hospice Care?
Hospice care focuses on caring not cure.
- It provides individualized compassionate care centered on physical, emotional, social and spiritual needs.
- It is provided by an interdisciplinary team of experts designed to meet the needs of Veterans with a terminal illness.
- It provides a format for open discussions about your life experiences, fears, joys, life goals and treatment plan.
- It provides a goal of peace and quality for each day.
- It provides emotional, spiritual and bereavement support for families.
What types of Palliative and Hospice Care Do We Provide
- Inpatient Care: available for eligible Veterans with a terminal illness who desire support and assistance in living their remaining days well with support for their loved ones.
Fort Meade has 12 bed unit
Hot Springs has 1 bed unit
- Respite Care: available for eligible Veterans whose caregiver needs a break. A total of 30 days in each calendar year are available.
- Home Care: available in coordination with the community, for those Veterans preferring to receive palliative/hospice home care.
- Inpatient Community Care: available in coordination with community on a case by case basis.
- Outpatient Care: available for eligible Veterans with a life limiting or terminal illness who desire comfort care, pain and symptom management so that they can live their remaining days well.
- Inpatient and Outpatient Consultation and Follow-up by the Hospice and Palliative Care Team.
For more information contact:
Jacqueline Barondeau, RN CNH Coordinator
Community Hospice Programs
Fort Meade 605.347.2511 Ext. 7738
Janice Simianer, RN CNH Coordinator
Community Hospice Programs
Hot Springs 605.745.2000 Ext. 92410
MaryAnn Herrboldt, RN HPC Coordinator
Fort Meade 605.347.2511 Ext. 7717