Palliative Care

Palliative Care provides symptom management and support to help improve the quality of life for patients and their families. Our coordinated, team-based approach among medical professionals helps meet our patients’ needs during and after treatments.

For patients with serious or life-limiting illnesses, our program focuses on pain management and improving quality of life.

Palliative Care may be provided in addition to curative treatments or therapies.

  • Care provided in patient’s place of residence
  • Comprehensive medical assessment with ongoing follow-up and management

Patients may benefit from a palliative care assessment and appropriate care if they are experiencing any of the following symptoms related to a serious illness:

  • Pain
  • Shortness of breath
  • Fatigue
  • Constipation
  • Nausea and vomiting
  • Loss of appetite
  • Difficulty sleeping
  • Restlessness
  • Confusion
  • Chemotherapy side effects

Events or situations that may trigger palliative care referrals include, but are not limited to:

  • Multiple hospitalizations in the last year
  • Symptoms and stressors associated with a serious illness
  • Understanding the benefit vs. burden of treatment
  • Understanding expectations of the serious illness progression

Palliative Care may be appropriate at any stage of a serious illness. The improved comfort and quality of life, along with likely reductions in hospitalizations and healthcare costs, provide peace of mind.

Contact us for more information on palliative care. The right level of care at the right time. We are here.