HealthEast Palliative Care helps reduce symptoms related to advanced chronic illnesses.
The goal of Palliative Care is help you maintain the highest quality of life possible. For some, this means returning to their usual lifestyle. For others, it means preparing for hospice care.
How can Palliative Care help me?
Palliative Care can:
- Assist with difficult-to-control symptoms
- Help you work through concerns or anxieties
- Support your body, mind and spirit
- Help you and your family evaluate (and re-evaluate) the goals of your care
- Collaborate with your doctor to give you the best care possible.
- Assist with difficult family situations and participate in family care conferences
What symptoms can be helped with Palliative Care?
A few examples are:
What diseases are assisted with Palliative Care?
Among others, Palliative Care helps patients with advanced chronic diseases, including:
- Heart disease
- Lung disease
- Liver disease
- Neurological disease
Who makes up the Palliative Care team?
Our team consists of a doctor who dedicates his practice to palliative care and hospice care, and an advanced practice nurse. As the service grows, a social worker and chaplain will join the team. Currently, social work and Spiritual Care services are provided by the unit social worker and hospital chaplain.
How does Palliative Care work with my doctor?
Working closely with your doctor, we may offer recommendations to reduce your symptoms. We offer a collaborative approach that stresses communication. We don't take over the role of your doctor.
Where is Palliative Care offered?
Palliative Care is available to patients at:
What do I do if I want Palliative Care services?
Contact your doctor, or call HealthEast Palliative Care at 651-232-3350.