Compassionate care and support when you need it most
Palliative care focuses on achieving the best possible quality of life for patients with a serious illness and their loved ones. At that same time, the patient receives medical treatment, the multidisciplinary, palliative care team advocates with personalized and compassionate resources focused on relieving pain, symptoms, and stress.
Palliative care services can benefit anyone suffering from the symptoms and stress of serious diseases such as:
- Alzheimer’s dementia
- Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS, Lou Gehrig’s disease)
- Heart disease
- Kidney disease
- Parkinson’s disease
- Pulmonary disease
Palliative care is appropriate at any age and at any stage in a serious illness and can be provided along with the patient’s medical treatment. Patients with a serious illness who received palliative care typically experience an enhanced quality of life and mood, shorter hospital stays, and better results from medical care.
An invaluable resource for the patient and their family
The Palliative Care team can provide:
- Emotional, psychological, and spiritual support for patients and families
- Expert symptom and pain management throughout the course of an illness
- Help to improve the quality of life and comfort throughout all stages of the illness
- Help to navigate the healthcare system and insurance coverage
- Ongoing coordination of care and communication among patients, families, and caregivers
If you or a loved 1 is facing a serious or chronic illness, consult with your physician and ask how you may benefit from palliative care.