Advanced care planning is the act of making decisions about the care you will receive as well as your final wishes and goals. Reflecting on the things that are important to you and understanding your options helps you feel confident as you make these decisions. We provide information and guidance to help you feel confident in the choices make regarding advanced care planning.
Managing uncomfortable or painful symptoms associated with a life-threatening disease. Support is personalized and often combines the use of medications with therapy and non-medical care. We provide relief from shortness of breath, fatigue, nausea, loss of appetite, insomnia and other problems resulting from your disease or medical treatment to reduce discomfort.
Our nurses, with support from social workers, can help identify useful resources in the community, such as meal support, transportation services and more.
Expert treatment of pain including medications, therapy and other approaches to reduce comfort
When you’re navigating a complex medical system, it can be helpful to have an expert on your side. Our palliative specialists serve as patient advocates, ensuring your wishes are heard and your needs are addressed.
Palliative services can be received at the same time as curative treatments. Palliative specialists work closely with the patient’s healthcare team to ensure well-coordinated care.
Serious illness can cause many different types of suffering. There is physical pain, but dealing with serious illness can cause emotional and spiritual suffering, too. Our expert team of interdisciplinary professionals address your physical, psychosocial, and spiritual needs.
You’ll receive on-call support 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Having a nurse on call gives you peace of mind and a trusted resource that can relieve stress. Family members especially appreciate our 24/7 support from our care team.
Your palliative care team is made up of providers, nurses and social workers. Our team works closely with your regular doctors to ensure your care is well-coordinated to manage symptoms and address concerns that matter most to you. We work as a team with patients of all ages, and at all stages of a serious illness. Each patient’s team may vary based on their needs and level of care.