About SilverStone Palliative

With Over 50 Years of Combined Experience

SilverStone provides specialized medical care focused on providing relief from the symptoms and stress of a serious illness and improving quality of life for both the patient and the family. SilverStone palliative care is provided by a specially trained team of doctors, nurses practitioners, social workers, and other specialists who work together with a patient’s other doctors to provide anextra layer of support. SilverStone palliative care is appropriate at any age and at any stage in a serious illness, and it can be provided along with curative treatment. SilverStone serves patients in acute and post-acute facilities, ambulatory care, nursing facilities, assisted living, and home settings. Covering the entire Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex, at SilverStone Palliative we follow up with an initial consultation and plan within 72 hours of doctor referral or emergency department visit.

Mission Statement

To support patients with advanced and terminal illness and their loved ones at home by providing a team that addresses physical, social, emotional and spiritual well-being with attention to navigation of “the wilderness of decline.”

What is SilverStone Palliative Care at Home?

The main goal of palliative care in your home is improved quality of life. Being at home is more comfortable, convenient, and less stressful, particularly when you are not feeling your best. The SilverStone Palliative Care program is a community-based program, providing specialty level palliative care services to patients living at home. The goal is to beinclusive enough of team members and allow flexibility of follow-up that meetsthe patients’ needs, provides continuity, efficiency, and does not require the MD as the sole point of contact, although physician oversight will remainfor every patient. The role of the social worker, chaplain, RN will likely include key relationship building to identify community resources to assist seriously ill patients and their families.  

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"A serious illness is multidimensional, its impactunique, layered, and personal. The choices to be made can at times overwhelm,the difficult and most sacred conversations tend to happen way too late. Our promise at SilverStone Palliative is tobe with you every step of the way."

- Alfonso Montiel, CEO at SilverStone Palliative

How SilverStone Palliative Will Help

Medical collaboration / management of the patient across the care continuum at home, in the hospital, assisted living or nursing home settings.
Prescribing medications for symptons
Clarify goals of care and treatment
Advanced care planning - Ensure plan in place if / when things get worse
Self-management goals - To maintain motivation and hope despite serious illness
Complex symptom management, including monitoring nausea, vomiting, pain and anxiety.
Complex communication – To help all members of the team, including family
Provide medical applications for wounds and other medical needs
Communication / collaboration with the PCP – Eyes and ears in the home to convey unique situations to the entire care team
Explore psychosocial and spiritual needs – Link with community resources to offer additional support to patients and families
Providing social interaction with volunteer services

Benefits of Receiving SilverStone Palliative Care In The Home

Maximum convenience based on your schedule

Being as comfortable as possible in familiar settings

Receive assistance with medical, emotional, and spiritual support needs

Care wherever you call your home; nursing home, assisted living or even group home

What The SilverStone Palliative Care Team Will Do For You

Initial and ongoing meetings to determine needs, concerns, goals, which treatments to pursues, etc.
Prescribe treatment, medications, and activities to manage pain and other symptoms and side-effects
Provide medical navigation and emotional support during your medical journey
Support the healthcare team focusing on treatment while we focus on your quality of life
Help guide patient and their families throughthe healthcare system, coordinate medical needs, and assist with goals of care

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

Advanced Care Directives: Essential Part of Every SilverStone Patient Plan

We Help You Think About What Matters Most To You And Talk About It With Your Family

Consider your hopes, goals, priorities and what brings you meaning and joy in your life. What fears or worries do you have about the future? Sharing these with your healthcare team is important. If you are uncertain that is ok, too.

We Support You In Choosing A Surrogate Decision Maker

(someone who could make decisions for you if you were unable to do so) This person is very important. It is impossible to think through every possible outcome, especially if these are things in thefuture. That is why it is so important to have identified someone who knows what is important to you and having them available to speak on your behalf.

We Assist You In Completing A Solid Advance Health Care Directive

There are documents that our social worker can help you to complete. One is a medical power of attorney which names the person or persons who may make decisions for you if you are unable. The other advanced directives address what you would or would not want done if your condition became terminal and irreversible and discusses continuing life support vs focusing on your comfort in your last days. Know that with either of these documents, you may change them as circumstances with your health change. Consider completing a MOST (Medical order for scope of treatment or OOH-DNR).

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