Palliative care for those with advanced illness


What is palliative care?
Palliative (also called comfort) care is available to people of all ages who have an advanced illness. Our team approach focuses on relief of the pain, symptoms and stress of a serious illness, whatever the diagnosis or prognosis. We assist you to remain as independent and healthy as possible.

We support you and your family as you learn to cope with the complex emotions and decisions involved in living with an advanced illness.

To reach us, please call:
651-257-8850 or 800-314-3328

Who can benefit from palliative care?
You could benefit from palliative care if you are dealing with chronic illness, whether or not you are pursuing treatment.

Palliative care is available for those with a long-term or advanced illness, such as:
• Cancer
• Heart disease
• Lung disease
• Neurological diseases
• Liver disease
• Kidney disease
• Dementia
• Diabetes

When might you consider palliative care?
People arrive at the decision to receive palliative care at varying times since each person’s situation is different.

Here are possible situations that may lead you to consider palliative care:
• Difficulty managing the illness
• Questions about the future because of the illness
• Upsetting symptoms such as pain, depression, nausea, shortness of breath, fatigue or anxiety
• A desire to learn more about treatments and care choices
• Emotional difficulties such as loss of hope
• Family disagreements related to the illness
• A mind, body and spirit approach to care
• Repeated stays in the hospital

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Who are the team members of our Palliative care team?
Our team includes specially trained individuals. Together, they provide many services, depending on your needs. The team includes nurses, social workers, physicians, spiritual care providers, home health aides and pharmacists, as well as physical, occupational and speech therapists. We coordinate care with your own physician.

Insurance and payment
We'll be happy to talk about insurance coverage with you, including Medicare and Medical Assistance and private insurance. Private pay options are also available.
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