Palliative care is an interdisciplinary medical caregiving approach geared toward improving quality of life and tempering suffering for people with serious and complex illness.
When you are faced with a serious illness it can be a confusing and difficult time. Palliative medicine may help you to cope. Available in the home, care center, assisted living facility or hospital, palliative medicine includes the support of professionals who can be there for you when your illness fails to respond to treatment.
The mission of the Providence Medical Center palliative care team is to reduce the hardship of illness of the patient and their family unit. Our services include pain and symptom management as well as emotional support for patients who face debilitating or life-threatening illnesses. These illnesses commonly include cancer, cardiac disease, lung disease, dementia, kidney failure, and other chronic conditions. Palliative care works alongside the patients attending physician in a support role with physician to coordinate an effective, tailored care program.
If you need help dealing with the burden of a chronic or serious illness, please call us today and ask about palliative medicine.