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PalliativeCare Center

Working with you to improve your quality of life!

Palliative care is a medical specialty — like oncology or cardiology — for seriously ill patients and their families. The word “ palliate” means to relieve or reduce pain and discomfort. The goal of palliative (pal’e-a-tiv) care is to relieve suffering and improve the quality of life of patients with a serious disease when cure is not expected. It focuses on relief of physical, emotional and spiritual distress of the patients as well as support for their families.

The PalliativeCare Center supports those dealing with serious medical conditions, such as:

• Cancer
• Chronic lung disease (COPD, etc.)
• Chronic heart disease
• Congestive heart failure (CHF)
• Dementia
• Parkinson’s disease
• Advanced frailty, etc.


We come to you! A consult visit may be done in homes, assisted living facilities, nursing homes, or other medical facilities to meet your needs. The palliative care practitioner does not replace the regular physicians, rather we work together to help with difficult issues.

What we address . . .

Personal care decisions, such as:
• Available treatment choices
• Advance Directives

Overwhelming symptoms, such as:
• Pain
• Breathlessness
• Fatigue
• Nausea
• Loss of appetite
• Difficulty sleeping
• Restlessness

Psychosocial Distress, such as:
• Anxiety
• Depression
• Fears
• Spiritual tension


People in the community often have questions related to a serious illness. Our Community Nurse Educator is available to come to churches, senior centers, businesses or neighborhood gatherings to teach small or large groups.

Call and ask about our classes and workshops on a variety of topics, such as:
• Caregiver Tips
• Advanced Directives
• Community Resources
• Serious Illnesses.

We can help sooner than you think — Call today!

Patient Referrals & Consulting, (304) 941-1951

Education Workshops, (304) 941-1950

Fax, (304) 941-1918

For more information, please contact cmatheny@palliativecarewv.org


  Additional Resources

PalliativeCare Center
Patient Referrals & Consulting
(304) 941-1951

PalliativeCare Center
Education Workshops,
(304) 941-1950

Fax (304) 941-1918

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