Palliative care treats the pain, symptoms, and stress of the illness with a focus on improving the quality of life for you and your family. It is provided by a specialist counselor and a holistic nutritionist who will work together with your other doctors to give you psychological and emotional support, in addition to nutritional guidance. Your specialist will take the time to talk to you and your family about what is important to you, and help you understand what you can expect from your recovery. Your preferences, needs and values will provide a roadmap for your choices. If you are making decisions for a loved one, your palliative care specialist will also help you communicate with other family members.
Palliative care includes support for families who need to make difficult decisions about life-sustaining treatments like surgery, feeding tubes, breathing machines, along with rehabilitation. Our specialist palliative care counselor can help you and your family with decisions about your needs and life choices. Our palliative care counselor is an expert in complex symptom management. People often experience depression, anger, helplessness, and anxiety during and after an illness. Your palliative care specialist can help you cope with these feelings.
If you, or someone you love, has experienced a significant illness, ask for our palliative care specialist counselor. Getting palliative care early can make a positive difference for patients and families when they need it most.