Palliative care provides support for patients facing debilitating chronic diseases and life-threatening illnesses. It’s an important part of the patient-focused care that our team provides. Palliative care is used in conjunction with the physician’s plan of care, not in place of it.
As part of our team approach to care, our patients can receive this specialized service at all stages of their illness, while they are receiving their treatments at our offices, and during follow-up care. Palliative Care Practitioners are experts with pain and symptom relief, as well as understanding and coordinating patients’ care.
The proven benefits of palliative care show that it improves quality of life for patients. Our goal is to help manage a patient’s side effects, reduce their anxiety and depression, and provide effective pain control. An important goal of palliative care is help patients remain independent and live a full life, staying as active as possible while fighting their illness. It has been proven to increase life expectancy.