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Palliative Care

Specialized Medical Care For People Living With Multiple Chronic Conditions

Palliative care is specialized medical care for people living with a serious illness. This type of care is focused on providing relief from the symptoms and stress of the illness. The goal is to improve quality of life for both the patient and the family. Palliative care is provided by a specially-trained team of doctors, nurses and other specialists who work together with a patient’s other doctors to provide an extra layer of support. Palliative care is based on the needs of the patient, not on the patient’s prognosis. It is appropriate at any age and at any stage in a serious illness.

Palliative Care Provides

  • Palliative care physician consultation and oversight of pain/symptom management.
  • Access or assistance with durable medical equipment.
  • Access to palliative medications from a prescribing palliative care physician.
  • Psychosocial support to assist with healthcare advance directives, community resources, emotional and spiritual support.