Navigate Your Health Care Journey
If you need directions, you look at a map or rely on GPS (Global Positioning
System). It gets you where you want to go using a route you choose. That’s
how Palliative Care works. It’s like GPS for your health care journey.
G – Goals of Care
Palliative Care ensures your goals match your medical care.
P – Psychosocial Support
Palliative Care addresses the emotional, spiritual and social concerns
associated with a serious illness.
S –Symptom Management
Palliative Care helps patients with:
- Pain relief
- Shortness of breath
- Sleep problems
Our Palliative Care team of specialists helps improve quality of life for
patients and families. We work with your primary-care provider as a consultative
service. Palliative Care is appropriate for people of all ages and all
stages of serious illness, and it can be provided along with curative
What you can expect from our Palliative Care team:
- Coordination of your care among all care providers
- Counseling and education about your condition to ensure you understand
your treatment options when making difficult choices
- In-depth communication with you and your family about your goals and concerns,
and what is most important to you while living with a serious illness
Who can receive Palliative Care?
Anyone who has a serious illness, such as heart, liver or lung disease;
dementia; or cancer
Begin Palliative Care early.
Palliative Care can occur at the same time as other treatments for your
illness. Some studies have shown it may extend life. Pain and other symptoms
affect your quality of life, and stress can have a big impact on you and
your family. Our Palliative Care team can help.
Getting Palliative Care is easy. Just ask for it.
Ask your primary-care provider for a referral.