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Mountain Valley now offers hospice, symptom management for patients

GLOVERSVILLE — After more than 30 years of providing end-of-life care in Fulton, Montgomery, Saratoga, and Hamilton Counties, Mountain Valley announces a new symptom management care team that will provide support in your community home.

“We are thrilled to be able to offer patients expanded services in their home, featuring customized, person-centered care with the ability to continue aggressive, curative treatment or experimental drug regimens. Mountain Valley patients will no longer have to make a choice between stopping treatment and allowing our team to coordinate their care with a personalized care plan that meets their lifestyle goals,” said Kara Travis, MVHPC President/CEO, in a news release.

From emotional support to oversight of chronic illness and medication management, MVHPC nurses and doctors will assist patients in navigating the complexities of chronic illness by collaborating with their community healthcare partners from the comfort of their home.

Amy Seeley, RN has newly joined the MVHPC team full time as the Palliative Care Program Manager.

Formerly a Care Transitions Liaison for Kindred at Home, Seeley has practiced nursing in the Mohawk Valley for the past ten years, including as a Hospice nurse.

“I am grateful for the opportunity to combine my passion for geriatric care with my network of regional healthcare partners to launch this new service for Mountain Valley,” said Seeley in the release. “Our team will make patient wellness our priority, including 24/7 access to alleviate worries and remove the uncertainty. We look forward to collaborating with our community partners to decrease avoidable Emergency Room and hospital visits, all while coordinating the patients’ complicated care.”

MVHPC Board Chair Patrick Dowd, son of founder Nancy J. Dowd, said of the expanded services and rebranding efforts, “My mother would be proud to see her namesake adapting with the changing needs of the healthcare industry. She was passionate about accessing the patients who need us most. By adding a Palliative option to our menu of services, we allow patients a choice they didn’t have before. We are still Mountain Valley. And we remain honored to serve you in your home or ours.”

Founded in 1988 by Nancy J. Dowd as a not-for-profit, MVH’s mission is to enhance the lives of those served by supporting what matters most to them. MVH delivers care for patients and families in Fulton, Montgomery, Hamilton and Saratoga Counties, in the patient’s community home, hospital, nursing home, or assisted living facility. MVH’s unique offering is an eight-bedroom, Adirondack-style Hospice home in Gloversville, NY that provides 24-hour clinical care. MVH also offers complimentary grief counselling to any member of the community, regardless of whether their loved one was a Hospice patient. Mountain Valley Hospice — honored to serve you in your home or ours.

For more information, visit www.mvhcares.org.

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