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Palliative Services

What is Palliative Care?

Palliative Care is specialized medical care for those suffering from a chronic or life-limiting illness. The focus of care is on providing patients with relief from symptoms caused by their illness. Care and support also is provided to the family and loved ones during this time. Our team works together to provide support, coordination of care, and relief of symptoms in order to improve the quality of life.

Improving Quality of Life

Palliative care can improve the quality of your life. Our team will assist with your journey through the treatment of symptoms including pain, shortness of breath, fatigue/weakness, nausea, loss of appetite, difficulty sleeping and constipation. The team also will provide information on the disease course and prognosis in order for you and your family to make the best decisions regarding care and treatment.

Have you been diagnosed with:

❖ Dementia
❖ Cancer
❖ Chronic Pain
❖ COPD
❖ Heart Disease
❖ Liver Disease
❖ Lung Disease
❖ Parkinsons
❖ Kidney Disease

Do you experience one of these symptoms:

❖ Depression
❖ Pain
❖ Anxiety
❖ Cough
❖ Vomiting
❖ Itching
❖ Nausea
❖ Lack of appetite
❖ Difficulty swallowing
❖ Dry mouth
❖ Insomnia
❖ Constipation

If you are diagnosed or experiencing one of the mentioned chronic illnesses or symptoms, palliative care is right for you. It is available to patients at any age or any stage of a serious illness.

If you or a family member can benefit from Palliative Care, please contact the Palliative Hospice Care Coordinator at 740-687-8654.