What is Palliative Care?
Palliative care is specialized multidisciplinary care for people with serious illnesses. It is focused on providing patients with relieve from teh symptons, pain, physical stress, and mental stress of a serious illness whatever the diagnosis. The goal is to improve the quality of life for both the patients and the family. It is appropriate at any age and at any stage in a serious illness and can be provided while you are being treated for your illness
Is Palliative Care right for me?
Palliative care may be right for you if you suffer from pain, stress or other symptoms assocated with a serious or chronic illness, including but not limited to:
- Cardiac Disease
- Respiratory Disease
- Renal or Liver Disease
- Alzheimer's Disease
- Parkinson's Disease
- Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS)
- Multiple Sclerosis
Palliative Care can be provided at any stage of the illness and along with treatment meant to cure you.
What can I expect?
You can expect relief from symptons such as pain, shortness of breath, fatique, nausea, loss of appetite and difficulty sleeping
Palliative care helps you carry on with your daily life by improving your ability to go through medical treatments. It helps you better understand your illness—in short, you can expect the best possible quality of life.
Our multipdisciplinary approach
- Oversight by a Registered Nurse Case Manager
- Support and counseling by a Medical Social Worker, and telephone monitoring if necessary
- PT/OT/ST as indicated
- Consultation by a Nurse Practitioner and/or a Registered Nurse with training in Palliative Care
- Home Health Aide Services
- Oxygen (without meeting the Medicare guidelines)
For more information about our Palliative Care Services, call (631) 930-9375