Palliative Care is care provided to an individual in their home upon diagnosis of the patient. Your Palliative care will go throughout your treatment and help you manage your care. We want you to be as comfortable as possible. Our Palliative Care team is trained to assist in seriously ill patients to help keep them comfortable and at ease. There are several illnesses that qualify you for Palliative care, some of these are:
- Colon Cancer
- Congestive Heart Failure
- Bone Marrow Transplant
- Breast Cancer
- Liver Disease
- Lung Cancer
- Ovarian Cancer
- Congestive Heart Failure and more
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What is Palliative Care?
The reason Palliative Care is needed
Some, not all, of these illnesses are curable with the help of medications or treatments. However, during treatment, the patients can become quite ill. This is where we come in, we want you to be as comfortable as possible during these very stressful treatments. This sort of treatment is very similar to Hospice care for patients who are at the end of the battle. It allows the patient to be comfortable and know that people do care about them.
This care wasn’t ever taught in schools until recent years. And, there about 80% of the larger hospitals with over 300 beds offer this service. If a life-threatening disease proves to be elusive, palliative care is what the patient needs. However, as the end grows near they will be transferred to hospice care where the staff is better equipped for this sort of care.
Palliative care is patient-driven. This means that some people will stay on ventilators and dialysis machines forever if that’s what it takes. We give the patient the odds with the understanding that things are in their hands. Some would rather go swiftly while others are prepared to live on life support if needed. This is ultimately their choice and we adhere to their wished the best we can. Have questions?
Our Palliative Care Services
We are here for your pain and non-pain symptom management. We want to plan for your future and see what your goals are for your health. And offer as much information and research as possible. The Palliative Care team does not replace the attending physician but works as a layer of support between them and the patient.
Making your life to best it can be in the situation we are in is our job. We want to see you as comfortable as possible and offer our supportive care to anyone with a serious illness. If you should transition to terminally ill we have a great hospice team that is ready and waiting to take over.
We do this all the time and understand what it means to hand off to the hospice team with ease. And, you will be in great hands all along the way. If you or your loved one is looking at fighting a serious illness and you’d like to speak with someone regarding this, give us a call. Working with our dedicated specialists can give you a great ease of mind and body. Knowing that you’re in great hands can make this journey a little easier.