Palliative care is about improving quality of life for you or your loved one.
No matter what age. No matter what type of serious illness.
One in four Americans is struggling with some type of chronic disease. This figure increases to three in four Americans if they are age 65 or older.
This means that you or someone you love may benefit from palliative care.
Palliative care, also known as palliative medicine, is specialized medical care for people with serious illnesses. It focuses on relieving pain, symptoms, and stress of the illness to improve quality of life for the patient and their family. Our palliative care experts work with your current doctors to provide an extra layer of support. Palliative care is available at any age and any stage of illness, while treatment is ongoing.
Patients can receive palliative care in their homes, assisted living facilities, hospitals, and skilled nursing facilities. Patients of the Zimmer Cancer Center can also access care at the center.
Palliative care nurse practitioners visit patients as needed to access care needs and provide pain and symptom management. Support is provided to patients and families who need the assistance of a medical social worker. Spiritual support can be requested by one of our chaplains.
We’ve served patients who have diseases such as:
- Heart disease
- Renal disease
What is palliative care?
Palliative care provides comfort and pain management for individuals of any age. The goals of palliative care are to:
- Relieve pain, symptoms and stress.
- Reduce hospitalizations and for those hospitalized, a shorter stay.
- Help, support and improve coordination of care.
- Assist with discussions about goals of care.
- Provide information and support on advance care planning.
Our expert palliative care providers work closely with your existing doctors to control disease symptoms such as:
- Breathing difficulties
If you have any questions, we’ll be happy to assist you. Please contact us to speak with a member of our health care team.
Remember: palliative care is available for those of any age, at any stage of treatment.
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