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What is Palliative Care

Get relief from the pain, symptoms and stress of serious illnesses. Our team works with your doctors to help you reach your goals.

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Can Palliative Care Help

Answer a few short questions to determine whether palliative care could be right for you or someone close to you.

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Get Help Now

Contact us today to speak with a palliative care physician to learn how we can help.

Click here

What is Palliative Care

Get relief from the pain, symptoms and stress of serious illnesses. Our team works with your doctors to help you reach your goals.

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Can Palliative Care Help

Answer a few short questions to determine whether palliative care could be right for you or someone close to you.

Click here

Palliative care may be able to help when coping with a serious illness.

  • Cancer
  • Cardiac Disease
  • Respiratory disease
  • Kidney failure
  • Alzheimer’s disease
  • ALS
  • Multiple sclerosis

These and other conditions — and the treatments for them — can be difficult for you and your family. Palliative care and Hospice & Community Care’s Palliative Medicine Consultants may be able to help.

What is palliative care?

Palliative care provides relief from the pain, symptoms and stress of serious illnesses. Palliative Medicine Consultants work with your doctors to treat symptoms, maintain function and help you reach your goals.

How can palliative care help?

  • Pain management
  • Symptom control including: breathing difficulty, weakness, fatigue, nausea, bowel and bladder problems, anxiety, depression and insomnia.
  • Education about your illness
  • Help in making healthcare decisions
  • Provide practical information and assistance for you and your caregiver

When can palliative care help?

Palliative care can be started at home, in a senior living facility or in the hospital. We will work with your doctor to design a treatment plan, monitor your progress and make changes as needed to provide ongoing relief and support. Palliative care is often provided at the same time as other treatments (such as chemotherapy or radiation).

How can I get palliative care?

To have a consultation with a palliative care physician, ask your doctor for a referral or call us at (717) 735-3131. Care is available for patients of all ages. Medicare or insurance plans usually cover palliative care, however, if you are without coverage, care is still available.

 

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