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Comfort Care Unit

What is the Comfort Care Unit at Fairfield Medical Center?

Comfort Care is an inpatient unit located on the 5th floor of the Patient Tower. We focus on physical, spiritual and emotional
comfort for patients who are suffering from a chronic, progressive, life-limiting illness. The Comfort Care team at Fairfield Medical Center works with a multi-disciplinary team to plan your care with the goal of improving comfort and quality of life. The team will help you and your family better understand your illness, the disease process and prepare the patients for the final phases of life. The Comfort Care team is available to assist you and your family in making decisions about care and to deal with the stresses of his or her illness.

Who is a candidate for the Comfort Care Unit?

❖ People who have a chronic, progressive, life-limiting illness
❖ People who have intense or numerous psychosocial, spiritual, and/or caregiver needs related to their illness
❖ People who are seeking comfort care measures and/or symptom control

What are the accomodations?

At Fairfield Medical Center, each room on the Comfort Care Unit is private. The room is designed with extra amenities to provide a more homelike environment and atmosphere. Family members are welcome and encouraged to stay in the room with the patient. Additional comforts are provided for family members, such as courtesy trays, cots, linens and spiritual support.

How can comfort care benefit the patient?

❖ Helps them feel better and improve their quality of life
❖ Prepare patient/family for end-of-life concerns
❖ Provide spiritual and emotional support to you and your family

If you have questions about the comfort care unit, please contact the Palliative & Hospice Care Coordinator at 740-687-8654.