Palliative Care

Girl visiting grandfather receiving palliative care

Palliative Care

Palliative care is multidisciplinary and integrative by definition. Palliative care provides relief from the symptoms and stress of chronic disease while also focusing on a patients’ and their families’ physical, emotional, psychological, and social needs. Palliative care assists you in carrying on with your daily life, better understanding your condition and medical care, supporting you through medical treatments, and assisting you in living your best life at any stage of illness.

Is it Right for You?

If you suffer from chronic illness and pain or other symptoms due to serious illness, we can help. These illnesses include: 

  • Cancer
  • Cardiac disease
  • Respiratory disease
  • Kidney failure
  • Alzeiheimer’s disease
  • AIDS
  • Multiple sclerosis
  • Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis

What Can You Expect?

You can expect an in-home visit from a provider to address: 

  • Pain
  • Anxiety
  • Shortness of breath
  • Fatigue
  • Constipation
  • Nausea
  • Loss of appetite
  • Difficulty sleeping

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  • Post-surgery care
  • Knee and hip rehabilitation
  • Back and neck pain
  • Repetitive use injuries
  • Joint and muscular sprains
  • Balance problems
  • Posture problems
  • Arthritis
  • Fall risk prevention
  • Home safety evaluation
  • Training on activities of daily living
  • Energy conservation techniques and training
  • Assessment and plan for home modification and equipment needs

Speech Pathologists are responsible for the assessment and treatment of speech, language, and swallowing, cognitive and voice disorders. Through the use of multiple therapy techniques, therapists provide a well-rounded program of care to help remedy a speech or swallowing problem.

The palliative care physician works with the patient’s primary doctor. The palliative care physician closely monitors the progression of illness and prescribes medications and healthcare directions to other members of the team.

  • Medication management
  • Chronic illness management
  • Infusion therapy and IV antibiotics
  • Colostomy care
  • Diabetes education and management
  • Alzheimers and dementia care
  • Wound care
  • G-tube care
  • Trach care

The interdisciplinary team coordinates and supervises all care 7 days a week, 24 hours a day. This team is responsible for making sure that all involved disciplines share information. This is achieved through care staff meetings and family care conferences.

Provides assessments and assistance in obtaining services and support.

Regardless of a religion, creed or culture, chaplains are available to provide compassionate counsel and support.