Palliative Care

More and more people have the wish to be cared for at home and to be able to die at home, even in the case of serious and most severe illness. We - the palliative team Hochtaunus - want to enable life in the home environment, involve relatives and avoid a transfer to the hospital in case of crisis as far as possible.

What is SAPV?

The abbreviation SAPV stands for Specialized Ambulatory Palliative Care.

In medicine a distinction is made between curative (healing) and palliative (alleviating) medicine. Palliative medicine focuses on alleviating symptoms such as pain, nausea, shortness of breath and anxiety, and on improving the quality of life.

In contrast to general palliative care (AAPV), which is provided by the general practitioner together with nursing and hospice services, our team cares for critically ill patients who require particularly complex care. SAPV patients suffer from severe symptoms, so that a 24-hour on-call service is required.


We preserve quality of life

Zur Lebensqualität kann der Wunsch gehören, zu Hause versorgt zu werden. In der vertrauten Umgebung fühlen sich Menschen zumeist am wohlsten und können am besten den Zugang zu ihren Kraftquellen finden.

We also support you if your disease continues to progress despite therapy and you need advice and guidance.

Our view of the treatment

How can different statements from specialists, hospitals and general practitioners be evaluated? Who can give me independent advice?

Wir nehmen uns Zeit, Befunde bei beteiligten Ärzten einzuholen und Sie dazu zu beraten. Unser Ziel ist es, ihre Patientenautonomie zu unterstützen und die bestmöglichen Lebensqualität zu sichern bzw. zu erhalten.

The information you give us will of course be treated confidentially and data protection is guaranteed.

Support for the hospice services in the Hochtaunus district

It is also important for our team to support the hospice services in the Hochtaunus district, with whom we work closely. Specially trained volunteers support patients and relatives on many levels - they provide companionship and emotional support and relieve relatives in coping with everyday life.

Hospice services support depends on where you live. You can find a list here.

Current study on the quality of care and support for palliative care patients. 

Research project

Evaluation of Specialized Ambulatory Palliative Care. 

What was the goal?

Status of care and indications for its improvement

Period & Indicator

Project duration 01.04.2017 to 30.06.2020, 01VSF16006

The status of care was examined using the example of Hessen in order to provide indications for improvement and to show how the quality of care in SAPV can be presented. The researchers also investigated the extent to which the requirements and needs of children, adolescents and young adults are taken into account in SAPV. Supported by the Innovation Fund of the Federal Joint Committee (G-BA) (funding code: 01VSF16006).

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Palliativteam Hochtaunus GmbH, Daimlerstraße 12,
61352 Bad Homburg