Our Services

We provide advanced care planning, palliative care assessment and treatment, ketamine treatment for death anxiety, end of life consultation and Medical Aid in Dying.

Advance Care Planning

As we visit with you in your home environment, we will complete a comprehensive medical history and assessment. Depending on your values, baseline health and medical goals, we will then collaborate on an integrated, highly personalized health care plan. We will work together with your established specialists to assure you are making decisions with as much information as possible.

Palliative Care Assessment and Treatment

Palliative medicine is curative and comfort care combined. This requires ongoing, skillful reassessment of facts and any health care changes. We understand a DNR does not preclude other treatment modalities. In addition, your family and friends can be active members of the treatment team. Their participation and guidance is vital to your on-going medical care.

We provide various medical options related to symptoms associated with chronic disease and complex illnesses. For instance, if you have a diagnosis of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, you may have many years ahead of you, and you may also experience severe shortness of breath. Without a palliative provider, you may end up in the emergency department, unnecessarily. With us following you, we will help you through the episode as comfortably as possible, and do our best to avoid the hospital. Treating symptoms, such as shortness of breath, fatigue, insomnia, pain, anxiety and depression, is our strong suit.

Ketamine Treatment for Death Anxiety

Many of us suffer from death anxiety and depression. Our work has shown us again and again, the more comfortable we are with letting go and accepting our life as it is, the easier it is to die. Ketamine can assist with this process.

Before the first session of ketamine treatment, we will do a comprehensive history and physical assessment to assure you are medically and emotionally appropriate for the treatment.

End of Life Consultation

What matters to you most? We will follow your lead. This all depends on what you want, and what you can tolerate. We would like to assure you understand your full range of options as you near your death. We believe that talking about and planning for death may feel uncomfortable, but we also know it can ease your fear about the future and provide clarity as you determine what is important to you.
End of Life Care is a priority at In Good Hands. We will work with you and your loved ones to discuss your health care priorities as you enter the final stages of life. We will help you gather the support you need as you come closer to the end of life.

We have a frequently asked questions page that may answer some of your questions, including those about the fees for these various services.

Medical Aid in Dying

The New Mexico Elizabeth Whitefield End-of-Life Options Act authorizes medical aid in dying. Medical aid in dying is a safe and trusted medical practice in which a terminally ill, mentally capable adult with a prognosis of six months or less to live, may request from his or her healthcare provider a prescription for medication which they can choose to self-ingest to bring about a peaceful death. The law went into effect June 18, 2021.

In Good Hands believes in self-determination and honors the values and choices of each of our unique patients.

Rights of Passage

To this end, In Good Hands is also working with our colleagues in the Medical Aid in Dying community to establish Rights of Passage, a soon to be non-profit agency providing end of life care to all New Mexicans regardless of their financial circumstances.

Any age, every stage.

We appreciate that end of life doesn’t arrive at the same time for everyone. We work with both children and adults.

“Dying is safe.”

– Ram Dass