Life Care Planning Palliative Care
Supportive Care Services
- Life Care Planning
- Specialty Palliative Care
Outpatient Palliative Care Clinic
Medical Office Building 1, Suite 220
401 Bicentennial Way
Santa Rosa, CA 95403
Map and Directions
Monday through Friday
8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Inpatient Palliative Care / Hospital
Santa Rosa Hospital
Monday through Sunday
8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Life Care Planning
At Kaiser Permanente, we feel that life care planning is an essential part of healthcare for all adults. Life Care Planning is about doing what you can to ensure the future health care treatments you receive are consistent with your wishes and preferences. Our Life Care Planning department has expert facilitators to help you and your family explore, discuss, and formally document your wishes in an Advance Health Care Directive and/or other appropriate documents.
What is an Advance Healthcare Directive?
An Advance Health Care Directive (AHCD) is a legal document that specifies your wishes in the event you are too sick to speak for yourself. It names a trusted family member or friend to speak for you if you are unable to speak for yourself. This person is your Durable Power of Attorney for Health Care (also referred to as health care proxy or agent). This form can also specify your preferences about certain kinds of life-sustaining treatments.
Several studies in recent years have found that when doctors have Life Care Planning/Palliative Care discussions with patients and families, patients have less anxiety.
Please call our Health Education department for more information (707) 393-4167.
Specialty Palliative Care Clinic
Palliative care is specialized medical care for people with a serious illness. This type of care is focused on providing relief from your symptoms and easing any stress that may occur. Our palliative care team works with all of your current doctors to provide an extra layer of support to you and your loved ones. Palliative care is appropriate at any stage of a serious illness and can be provided along with both curative and comfort-focused treatment.
We can help with:
- Pain and symptom management
- Facilitating family discussions regarding healthcare decisions
- Supporting you and your family through challenging issues
- Planning for the future and ensuring that you have a voice in your medical care
- Addressing social factors that affect your health such as family issues, finances, caregiving needs and living situation
Please talk with your doctor or contact us at directly at (707) 393-4482 if you feel our services would benefit you.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
- How do I or my loved ones get Life Care Planning/Palliative Care?
Life Care Planning/Palliative Care services are available at our Santa Rosa hospital and clinic. Ask your doctor about Life Care Planning/Palliative Care services or call (707) 393-4482 for Inpatient (Hospital) information.
- Where do I return my forms?
You have multiple options. Please choose the option that is most convenient for you. You may:
Mail, fax or drop off a COPY of your AHCD to the:
A. Life Care Planning Department
Medical Office Building 1, Suite 220, Santa Rosa, CA 95403
B. Your Primary Care Clinician
C. Health Education Office