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Palliative Care

Symptom Management

What is Palliative Care?

Palliative Care can help improve quality of life by providing symptomatic relief to a person who has been diagnosed with a life-threatening illness. Palliative services benefit both patients and their families through prevention and relief from suffering. An assessment by a palliative care provider can help determine a treatment plan for pain and other physical, psychological, social, and spiritual challenges.

How Do Palliative Services Work?

Similar to hospice, palliative care focuses on symptoms, treatment, and the stress associated with a life-threatening disease. Your palliative care provider can treat a wide range of issues such as pain, anxiety, fatigue, depression, nausea, shortness of breath, constipation, difficulty sleeping, and loss of appetite.

 

Your palliative care team will help you improve your overall quality of life by helping to tolerate medical treatments, meet goals, and provide support along the way. It is important to be transparent during your initial assessment to ensure the provider can meet your expectations.

What Can Palliative Care Can Help With?

  • Breast Cancer

  • Alzheimers

  • Parkinsons

  • COPD (chronic obstructive pulmonary disease)

  • CHF (congestive heart failure)

  • ALS (amyotrophic lateral sclerosis)

  • Kidney failure

  • Chronic Illness

  • Recent discharge from hospital requiring transitional care

  • Bone Marrow Transplant

  • Cancer

  • COVID-19

  • Dementia

  • Eosinophil Associated Disease (EAD)

  • Head and Neck Cancer

  • Colon Cancer

  • HIV/AIDS

  • Sickle Cell Anemia

  • Pulmonary Fibrosis

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