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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 and are nearing the end of life.

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 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 the illness.

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Who is a candidate for the Comfort Care Unit?

  • People with a chronic, progressive, life-limiting illness who are nearing the end of life
  • People who have intense or numerous psychosocial, spiritual or caregiver needs related to their illness
  • People who need support with end-of-life decisions and care
  • People who are seeking comfort care measures or symptom control
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How can comfort care benefit the patient?

  • Helps the patient feel better and improve their quality of life
  • Assists the patient in dealing with the stresses of their illness
  • Prepares the patient and family for end-of-life concerns
  • Provide spiritual and emotional support to the patient and their family
  • Helps to obtain community resources
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What are the accommodations?

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.

Comfort Care Team

The Comfort Care team includes healthcare providers from multiple disciplines and organizations to ensure that the patient is getting the well-rounded care that they deserve. The team may include:
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    • Hospice and palliative coordinator
    • Partners at FAIRHOPE Hospice or Hospice of Central Ohio
    • Nursing assistants
    • Case managers
    • Registered nurses
    • Physicians
    • Therapists
    • Chaplains

Have Questions?

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