Palliative Care

Increasingly, people would like to be cared for at home, even when they are seriously ill. They would also like to be able to eventually die at home. We want to make it possible for people to stay at home, surrounded by family members and relatives, without being transferred to hospital in times of crisis.

What is SAPV?

The abbreviation SAPV stands for Specialized Outpatient 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 Ambulatory Palliative Care (AAPV), which is provided by the primary care physician together with nursing services and hospice services, our team cares for critically ill patients who require particularly complex care. SAPV patients suffer from severe symptoms, requiring a 24-hour on-call service.


We maintain quality of life

Quality of life includes being able to be cared for at home. People feel most comfortable in their own surroundings, where they can tap into familiar sources of strength.

We also support you if your illness continues to progress despite therapy, and you need advice and support.

Treatment overview

How can potentially differing statements from specialists, hospitals, and general practitioners be evaluated? Who can provide independent advice?

We take the time to obtain findings from all participating doctors and provide treatment avice. Our goal is to support your patient autonomy and ensure or maintain the best possible quality of life.

The information you give us will, of course, be treated confidentially to ensure data protection.

Supporting Hospice Services in Hochtaunus District

It is also important for our team to support the hospice services in the Hochtaunuskreis district, with whom we work closely. Specially trained volunteers support patients and their families on many levels - providing companionship, emotional support, and relieving family members in managing everyday tasks.

The level of support provided by hospice services depends on your place of residence. A list can be viewed here. here.

Recent study on the quality of care and support for palliative care patients 

Research project

Evaluation of Specialized Outpatient Palliative Care 

What was the aim?

Status of care and indications for its improvement

Period & characteristics

Project duration 01.04.2017 to 30.06.2020, 01VSF16006

The status of care was investigated using the example of Hesse to provide indications for improvement, as well as 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