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Palliative Care

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:

  • Cancer-related pain relief
  • Shortness of breath
  • Situational anxiety
  • Situational depression
  • Nausea
  • Constipation

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 treatment. Learn more about the Palliative Care team.

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.

Health insurance covers Palliative Care.

Most insurance plans, including Medicare and Medicaid, cover Palliative Care.

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