Services

Our multi-professional team of specially trained physicians and nurses will support you by providing the following services.

Service requirements

We can take action on your behalf, dear patient, if we have a "Medical prescription". This is sometimes issued in the hospital and is thus valid seven daysto ensure the transition from hospital to home. As a rule, however, the prescription is issued by the family doctor or a specialist in private practice. He can also issue a prescription for a longer period.

We care for patients with the most severe symptoms and complex care needs with a 24-hour on-call service. Our goal is to relieve symptoms and provide quality of life. When the health situation stabilizes we must pause our care as an outpatient palliative care team.

Read more about Cost coverage for insured persons.

Basic services

  • Regular home visits in close consultation, at short notice in case of acute problems
  • Symptom control with timely treatment of symptoms
  • In case of crisis 24 hours / 7 days per week availability for patients and relatives
  • Adjustment of the medication plans to the current symptoms, consultation with the family doctor, information to the nursing service
  • Guidance of caring relatives by highly qualified caregivers
  • Advice on therapy goals and the usefulness of further therapies
  • Implementation of the living will
  • Recommendation on further support options, e.g. nursing service or hospice service
  • Organization of the supply of aids

Naturopathy

With our offer of naturopathy we would like to accompany you complementary to medical and therapeutic treatments in your current phase of life.

A prerequisite for this is first a detailed conversation to get to know you. In the next step we develop a suitable therapy offer for you. We have several holistic options at our disposal.

We are happy to use the power of homeopathy which in addition to physical complaints also takes into account the mental and spiritual condition. The remedy that is right for you contains active ingredients from the plant, animal or mineral kingdoms.

Phytotherapy (herbal medicine) today offers a wide range of treatment. Many successfully applied drugs contain components of plant origin.

Acupuncture (mainly ear acupuncture) can be used to relieve pain or to release psychological blockages and fears. Acupuncture gets life energy flowing and thus restores the body to its natural balance.

We complement our spectrum with further therapy options of naturopathy.

Each treatment plan is customized to your situation and discussed with you in detail.

Psychooncology

My offer within the framework of our multiprofessional team is relationship work in an existentially difficult situation - whenever questions, problems and wishes go beyond medical and nursing measures.

The focus is on improving quality of life by establishing trusting and honest communication with the patient and family members about their needs and wishes.

My supportive approach focuses on personal coping strategies and individual resources when burdens such as special life circumstances conflicts with close caregivers. Time for personal attention is the most important building block on which the relationship with the patient is built.

For patients who want to deal with their own life story in the context of their serious illness I offer the creation of a "life sheet" within the framework of Dignity-Centered Therapy. This is aimed at patients who have existential questions about the meaning of life in general, but also about the most personal meaning of their lives.

This involves carefully guided biographical work under the aspect of "honoring life and appreciating one's own life achievements", at the end of which a life sheet is created in which significant aspects of the patient's own life are recorded for the patient and the reference persons named in the document, and which serve as a source of strength.

Spiritual Care

Spiritual care is another pillar of palliative care, in addition to the medical, nursing, social and psychological areas.

In particular the total pain symptomatology is treated here. This refers to pain conditions that can also be traced back to emotional pain when the "backpack of life" is simply too heavy to be able to carry this burden alone.

  • Are you preoccupied with questions about destiny, home, self-esteem?
  • What faith and rituals give you strength?
  • What "life backpack" do you carry?
  • Where do I come from, why am I here?
  • Where am I going?
  • Why me?

I would like to talk with you about these questions of meaning and show you possibilities and ways to create resources from them that will make it easier for you to cope with your illness.

"Spiritual care is a scientific discipline between medicine, theology and hospital chaplaincy," as defined by the World Health Organization (WHO).

Spiritual Care also means the cross-professional, empathic basic attitude with transparency and acceptance for all people, combined with passionate presence in the here and now.

If you would like to use this support or are curious about it, please contact our team.

Pastoral accompaniment

Courage to hope and believe

We have encouraged you to ask questions about your illness and therapy and to make treatment decisions together with your doctors.

But we also want to encourage you to hope, regardless of how good or bad your diagnosis and prognosis are.

A miracle cannot be "made", but we can and may hope for it. People who have access to faith can also pray for it.

Accompaniment in faith

In the face of a potentially life-threatening illness, things of the previous everyday life lose importance and aspects of life that were not so considered before gain significance.

A changing body and limited life forces also present the spirit with new challenges. Spiritual guidance and pastoral care support the search for one's own or a common path in this crisis. Where words are missing to express thoughts and feelings, symbols sometimes help like a bridge over the speechlessness. In dialogue the search for how to express personal concerns is shaped. When the previously unspeakable is named, a change of perspective often takes place, which makes it possible to classify the new context of life and to formulate one's own expectations for the future.

People who feel they belong to a religious community are accompanied in their religious tradition. People with other ideological orientations are offered an open dialogue in their search for personal sources of strength.

Accompanying children and adolescents as relatives

Psychological support of the family system children/adolescents/parents

  1. What do we do with our children in an existentially difficult situation?
  2. What are we allowed to say, what can we say to you, and how will they react?
  3. Should we include them, or are we better off taking them out of the line of fire?

There is often a great deal of uncertainty among parents about how much information children really need about a parent's or grandparent's illness and what will best help them cope with this difficult situation.

My offer includes not only working with your children, but also enlightening conversations with you as parents. Addressing certain issues provides relief and I provide assistance and suggestions on how together they can give your little community enable firmer ground under their feet.

The smaller the children, the longer their antennae. They feel so much and strive to adapt so as not to be an additional burden on the parents. Through playful experience I encourage them to express their feelings. At the same time I create space for the development of new possibilities for action.

In addition to painting, crafts, reading and storytelling I work with imagination techniques. The children are given the opportunity to use and develop their imagination to face difficult situations. Examples include contacting their personal magician or their friend from the animal kingdom.

Older children and teenagers need other forms of support. In joint discussions, they have the opportunity to discover their own strength and develop coping strategies for dealing with the topic of the illness. This is about being seen as a person. Our conversations support personality development despite the inhibiting and threatening external situation.

I would like to encourage you, dear parents, to involve your children and will be happy to support and accompany you.

Cost coverage

In 2007 the legislator stipulated that the costs of SAPV are covered by the health insurance providers for all patients with statutory health insurance. In the case of privately insured patients, the health insurance company reserves the right to review the case on an individual basis, but generally follows the benefits provided by the statutory health insurance companies.

Unfortunately, the insurance companies only cover the work of two professional groups - the palliative care nurses and the palliative physicians. Other therapy options that ensure our claim of holistic care for the patient - such as psychological support, homeopathy, spiritual guidance and pastoral care are financed by donations. If you would like to support us with a donation, you will help to ensure our continued multi-professionalism.

We look forward to being able to accompany you in all professionalism - always with the goal in mind: The best possible quality of life for all concerned!

We are here for you, contact us anytime.

Opening hours

Mo - Fr: 08:00 - 16:00
Sa - So: Emergencies only

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Palliativteam Hochtaunus GmbH, Daimlerstraße 12,
61352 Bad Homburg

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