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Palliative Care

The philosophy of palliative care is to manage pain and symptoms while simultaneously seeking life prolonging treatment. The care teams goal is to help the patient improve their quality of life and reach their healthcare goals.


Palliative care helps patients reach their healthcare goals by managing pain and symptoms while seeking life prolonging treatment.

  • Our goal is to improve the quality of life both for the patient and the family.

  • Palliative care is focused on providing relief from the symptoms and stress of serious illness.

  • Palliative care provides relief from distressing symptoms including pain, shortness of breath, fatigue, constipation, nausea, loss of appetite, problems with sleep and many other symptoms. It also helps you deal with the side effects of the medical treatments you’re receiving.

  • Palliative can be very effective: according to research, patients with palliative care have an improvement in pain and distressing symptoms. They also have an improvement in communication and better emotional support.

When to start palliative care:

  • Patients can receive palliative care at any time, at any stage of the illness process, whether terminal or not.

  • Palliative care acts to fill the hap for those patients who want and need comfort at any stage of the disease process whether terminal or chronic.

  • Those who qualify include: those who suffer from pain and other symptoms due to any serious illness, those who experience physical or emotional pain that is not under control.

Who pays for palliative care:

  • Most insurance plans including Medicare cover all or part of the palliative care treatment. Social workers from the palliative care team can help you figure out coverage if a concern does exist.

  • Its availability does not depend upon whether your condition can be cured. The goal is to make you as comfortable as possible and improve your quality of life.

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