When faced with a serious illness, you may need a special kind of care — care that focuses on pain relief, symptom management and improving the quality of your life.
We’re one of the few hospitals in the country offering such an extensive palliative care program.
Our goal: To improve your quality of life, whether you are suffering from your illness or its treatment.
How Palliative Care Differs From Hospice
Palliative care serves anyone at any age suffering from pain and other extreme symptoms caused by severe disease or intense treatments, like chemotherapy.
Hospice care, on the other hand, offers palliative services to people in the last six months of their lives.
Our team includes doctors, nurses, social workers, nutritionists, music therapists, chaplains, massage therapists and psychologists.
Our Care Team: How We Help
Everything we do focuses on your wellness as a whole person, from logistics to symptom management.
Emotional support: We don't just help with symptom management; we provide emotional support as you face issues related to a serious illness.
Holistic care: We work with community providers to bring you complementary, alternative therapies, like acupuncture and massage.
Planning: We help with discharge planning and work closely with home care and hospice care organizations to help you find the resources you need.
Palliative Care for Cancer
If you have cancer, we work side by side with your cancer team to help manage your symptoms and the side effects of chemotherapy.
If a disease no longer responds to treatment, we can help you with your choices, including the option of hospice and other end-of-life issues.
Once you leave the hospital, we can provide you with follow-up care through our outpatient clinic.
We help you or your loved one manage the symptoms and discomfort of life-limiting illnesses, including:
- Nausea and vomiting
- Peripheral neuropathy (nerve damage in hands and feet)
- Weight loss
- Other symptoms caused by cancer or the treatment of cancer
Conditions We Care For
We strive to prevent suffering as you undergo treatment for:
- Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS)
- Alzheimer’s disease
- Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD)
- End-stage kidney failure
- End-stage heart failure