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Life-Affirming Care. When You and Yours Need it Most

Granddaughter Talking With Grandmother On Family Hospital VisitPalliative Care is specialized medical care for those suffering from a chronic or life-limiting illness. The focus of care is on providing patients with relief from symptoms caused by their illness. Care and support also is provided to the family and loved ones during this time. Our team works together to provide support, coordination of care, and relief of symptoms in order to improve your quality of life.


Experience Compassion, with Heather Burgess, M.S.N., R.N.
Experience Compassion, with Heather Burgess, M.S.N., R.N.

Heather Burgess, M.S.N., R.N., talks about how palliative care helps you fight back against your disease.


Improving Quality of Life

Palliative care can improve the quality of your life. Our team will assist with your journey through the treatment of symptoms including pain, shortness of breath, fatigue/weakness, nausea, loss of appetite, difficulty sleeping and constipation. The team also will provide information on the disease course and prognosis in order for you and your family to make the best decisions regarding care and treatment.


Have you been diagnosed with:

  • Dementia
  • Cancer
  • Chronic Pain
  • COPD
  • Heart Disease
  • Liver Disease
  • Lung Disease
  • Parkinsons
  • Kidney Disease

Do you experience one of these symptoms:

  • Depression
  • Pain
  • Anxiety
  • Cough
  • Vomiting
  • Itching
  • Nausea
  • Lack of Appetite
  • Difficulty Swallowing
  • Dry Mouth
  • Insomnia
  • Constipation

If you are diagnosed or experiencing one of the mentioned chronic illnesses or symptoms, palliative care is right for you. It is available to patients at any age or any stage of a serious illness.

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Don't Let Your Chronic Illness Hold You Back

Our care team will work with your healthcare providers to guide you through this time in your life. We offer support by:

  • Helping you to set achievable goals of care
  • Facilitating advance care planning
  • Supporting frontline providers by devoting time to intensive meetings and counseling for you and your family
  • Supporting attending providers by providing expertise in pain and symptom management
  • Nurse practitioner and palliative team following your case after discharge for continued support

Schedule an Appointment

If you or a family member can benefit from Palliative Care, please contact the Palliative Hospice Care Coordinator at 740-687-8654.