Working with the patient’s physician, our Palliative Care
Program evaluates and manages the pain or side effects of a disease that is
chronic with acute exacerbations. This is accomplished through the assessment
and teaching of patients, education of caregivers and direct procedures. Our
Palliative Care Program is designed to meet the needs of patients who have an
increased risk for problem exacerbation or re-hospitalization.
OUR PALLIATIVE CARE PROGRAM
Pain & symptom management
Reduced risk for re-hospitalizations
Relief for caregivers
Appropriate care planning
Regular ongoing assessment/treatment of pain and
Weekly RN visits
WHAT IS PALLIATIVE CARE?
Palliative care is comprehensive treatment of the discomfort,
symptoms, and stress of a serious illness. It does not replace primary
treatment, palliative care works together with the primary treatment the
patient is receiving. The goal is to prevent and ease suffering, and improve
quality of life.
If you need palliative
care, does that mean you are dying?
The purpose of palliative care is to address distressing
symptoms such as pain, breathing difficulties or nausea, among others.
PALLIATIVE CARE CAN BE VERY
Researchers have studied the positive side effects
palliative care has on patients. Recent studies show that patients who receive
palliative care report improvement in:
Pain and other distressing symptoms, such as
nausea or shortness of breath.
Communication with their doctors and family
Living longer with a better quality of life.
Other studies also show that palliative care:
Ensures that care is more in line with patients’
Meets the emotional and spiritual needs of
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