Welcome to SilverStone Palliative Care

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Silverstone Palliative care is a unique program for patients with advanced and terminal illness that provides supportive care at home. It focuses on providing patients with relief from the symptoms, pain, and stress of a serious illness. The goal is to improve the quality of life for both the patient and their family members, reduce burden some hospital admissions and emergency room visits when care can be better delivered at home. Our specially trained team of doctors, nurses and other specialists work together with the patients' other doctors to provide an extra layer of support at the place you call home. In addition to home visits and telemedicine virtual visits, someone who knows the patient is available 24/7.

Learn More About SilverStone Palliative

Silverstone Palliative treats people suffering from serious and chronic illnesses such as dementia, stroke, cancer, heart failure, COPD and kidney failure. We assess and treat symptoms such as pain, shortness of breath, fatigue, constipation, nausea, loss of appetite, difficulty sleeping and depression. Our team also provides support and guidance to family caregivers struggling with the serious illness of their loved one and assist in navigating health decline. Your journey can be very difficult or confusing when you have an advanced complex illness. You may be seeing several different doctors and may require frequent trips to the hospital. You may have more than one illness to keep track of and are probably taking quite a few medications. You may be able to do less for yourself and find yourself needing help from family or friends. At SilverStone Palliative we are skilled at helping make your journey easier.

See Our Eligibility & Referral Requirements

"At SilverStone, it is our blessing and our honor to support patients and families in navigating the wilderness of decline."

- Heidi McKellar, MD and Lead Physician at SilverStone Palliative

Your SilverStone Palliative Care Team Members Will Include

Physician Oversight
Nurse Practitioner
Medical Social Worker
24/7 Nurse Consultation
Chaplain/Spiritual Support If Requested
Volunteer Support If Requested

Enrollment Criteria

Multiple ED Visits or Hospital Admissions In Prior 6 Months
Advanced Illness or Multiple Comorbidities
Stage IV Cancer
Advanced Heart Failure
Chronic Kidney Disease
COPD on Home Oxygen
Dementia with Functional Decline
Progressive Neuromuscular Disease or Stroke

Patient Success Is

Match care with patient preference

Reduce avoidable hospital admissions andreadmits

Reduce ED visits

Timely hospice referral, if eventually needed

Improved quality of life for patient and family

Pallative Care: What You Should Know That Most People Dont

What Is Palliative Care?

It is specialized medical care for people with serious illness focused on symptom management and quality of life. It is offered to patients with serious illness regardless of prognosis and can be provided concurrent with active treatment. Many palliative patients recover or live for significant periods of time with complications of illness. This type of care is focused on providing relief from the symptoms and stress. The goal is to improve quality of life for both the patient and the family. It is appropriate at any age and at any stage in a serious illness, and it can be provided along with curative treatment.

Where Do I Receive Palliative Care?

Palliative care can be provided in a variety of settings including the hospital, outpatient clinic, assisted living, skill nursing, and at home. SilverStone Palliative cares for patients in the following counties: Dallas, Denton, Tarrant, and Collin.

Does My Insurance Pay For Palliative Care?

Most insurance plans, including Medicare and Medicaid, cover palliative care.

How Do I Know If Palliative Care Is Right For Me?

Palliative care may be right for you if you suffer from pain, stress, or other symptoms due to a serious illness. Serious Illnesses may include cancer, heart disease, lung disease, kidney disease, Alzheimer’s, HIV/AIDS, amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), multiple sclerosis, Parkinson’s and more. Palliative care can be provided at any stage of illness and along with treatment meant to cure you. You can check our palliative patient eligibility criteria here.

What Can I Expect From Palliative Care?

You can expect relief from symptoms such as pain, shortness of breath, fatigue, constipation, nausea, loss of appetite and difficulty sleeping. Palliative care helps you carry on with your daily life. It improves your ability to go through medical treatments. It helps you better understand your condition and your choices for medical care. In short, you can expect the best possible quality of life.

Who Provides Palliative Care?

Palliative care is provided by a team including palliative care doctors, nurses, and other specialists. SilverStone is DFW’s premier provider of at home palliative care.

How Does Palliative Care Work With My Own Doctor?

The palliative care team works in partnership with other doctors to provide an extra layer of support for you and your family. The team provides expert symptom management, extra time for communication about your goals and treatment options and help navigating the health system.

How Can I Benefit From SilverStone Palliative Care?

If you are a patient, you must ask for it! Just tell your doctors and nurses that you would like to see the SilverStone palliative care team. If you are a provider please contact us below.

Contact a SilverStone medial professional or send patient referrals via the following: