Care at home, in a nursing home, or in hospice
10 years of the Hochtaunus palliative care team
In 2023, the Hochtaunus palliative care team turned ten years old. To mark the occasion, Andreas Hett, freelance art therapist and filmmaker, accompanied the team in its work. The film provides an insight into the daily work of the Hochtaunus palliative care team, from visits to patients and discussions with relatives to work in the office.
We - Palliativteam Hochtaunus - want to enable staying in the home environment, involve family members and avoid a transfer to the hospital whenever possible.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)
On the following page, you will find the most frequently asked questions and answers about palliative care services provided by Palliativteam Hochtaunus throughout the Hochtaunus region.
Since 2013, Dr. Elisabeth Lohmann and Dr. Robert Gaertner led the Palliativteam Hochtaunus with great success and dedication. After the death of Dr. Lohmann in 2016, Dr. Gaertner took over as the sole managing director. Now, a young leadership duo will take their place. As of March 1st, 2022, Dr. Philipp von Trott and Catharina Rappold will take over the leadership of the team. Dr. Philipp von Trott joins the team and takes on the role of Medical Managing Director. Catharina Rappold, who has been working as the Commercial Manager since 2020, will become the Commercial Managing Director. The entire team extends their SINCERE THANKS to Dr. Robert Gaertner and A WARM WELCOME TO Dr. Philipp von Trott and Catharina Rappold!
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Palliativteam Hochtaunus - Living at home. Until the end.
When a terminally ill person who is being cared for at home suffers from unbearable pain, shortness of breath, nausea, anxiety, or other severe symptoms, family members quickly feel helpless, overwhelmed, and often react panicky if it is the patient's wish to avoid a hospital stay. In such crisis situations or other emergencies, a call to the Palliative Care Team Hochtaunus is sufficient and a doctor and/or nurse will cometo provide assistance and make decisions.
Palliativteam Hochtaunus, a team of a team of specialized outpatient palliative care (SAPV) professionals, provides around-the-clock support for patients with advanced disease and complex care needs as well as their family members. The aim is to alleviate symptoms, maintain or improve the quality of life of those affected and their families, and provide them with relief and security. The goal is to enable the patient to stay at home until their death.
The specialized outpatient palliative care (SAPV) by the Palliative Care Team is prescribed by the general practitioner, and the costs are covered by health insurance.
The Palliative Care Team Hochtaunus provides palliative care for patients with progressive cancer, lung disease, cardiovascular disease, or neurological disease.
Palliativteam Hochtaunus, consisting of multi-professional palliative care physicians, palliative care professionals, and specially trained therapists, provides patients with the necessary palliative care, nursing, and psychosocial measures at home, in nursing homes, or hospices. Palliativteam Hochtaunus operates in the areas of Bad Homburg, Friedrichsdorf, and Usingen, as well as Kronberg, Königstein, Steinbach, Weißkirchen, Frankfurt-Riedberg, Nieder-Erlenbach, Nieder-Eschbach, Karben, Idstein, and Bad Camberg.
Mon - Fri: 08:00 - 16:00
Sat - Sun: Emergencies only
Palliativteam Hochtaunus GmbH, Daimlerstraße 12,
61352 Bad Homburg