Helping You Navigate Serious Illness

Palliative Care helps you navigate the discomfort, symptoms and stress of a serious illness. It provides an extra layer of support if you are experiencing a decline in health and/or frequent trips to the hospital. It does not replace primary treatment, and can work together with other treatments to ease pain or other discomfort and allow you to better live your life.

 

Our Palliative Care Program:

  • Focuses on the conversations and navigation of serious illness
  • Emphasizes personal goals and symptom management
  • Can be provided in any setting
  • Can be utilized as a stand-alone service or work with other treatments and services to improve your quality of life

 

Our palliative care providers—a palliative care nurse practitioner and board certified palliative care physician—are trained to facilitate conversations about health care choices and goals, and to assess you for any distressing symptoms. They are available to:

  • Work with you on a plan that focuses on your personal goals and symptom management
  • Reinforce your understanding of your illness and treatment options
  • Talk with you about, and help you complete, advance directives and other legal documents that state your preferences about medical care
  • Guide you through complex medical decision making (feeding tube, surgery, chemotherapy)
  • Assess need for additional supportive services
  • Provide ongoing communication and coordination among everyone involved in your care
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