Find support and relief for the symptoms that often accompany chronic and/or serious illness.
The Palliative and Supportive Care team aims to honor those facing chronic and/or serious illness with compassion while enhancing the overall quality of life with physical comfort measures and support for emotional well-being.
Our team of specially trained registered nurses, medical assistants and providers partner with primary care providers and other specialists to create a patient- and family-centered plan that complements the patient’s clinical care plan and reflects their goals and preferences.
Palliative care can occur in conjunction with curative care and is available at any stage of illness and active treatment, whereas hospice care is appropriate only in life-limiting circumstances. Patients who are battling cancer, Alzheimer’s or other dementias, frailty, chronic obstructive lung disease or advanced heart failure may benefit from palliative care services provided in the hospital, our outpatient clinic, the Cancer Center and/or in your home.
An important aspect of palliative care is the effective management of symptoms, with pain as a primary focus. Because pain is unique to each person, a personalized care plan may include medications and other supportive therapies to help you be as comfortable as possible. We also offer assistance with advance care planning.