Are you or a loved one living with a serious illness such as dementia, cancer, heart disease and/or lung disease? If so, you may find that you need help managing symptoms, reducing stress, and improving your quality of life. Palliative care can help.

Palliative care is specialized medical care for people living with a serious illness, with a focus on providing relief from associated symptoms and stress. The goal of palliative care is to improve quality of life for both you and your family. Palliative care is provided by a specially trained team of advanced practice providers, nurses and specialists, who work together with your primary healthcare team to provide an extra layer of support. It is appropriate at any age and at any stage in a serious illness, and it can be provided along with curative treatment and other services such as home health. Palliative care can be provided in your home, in an assisted living facility and, in some instances, a hospital or nursing home.

In addition to providing serious illness support, your palliative care team will also spend time helping you align your treatment choices to your goals. They will ensure that all your providers know and understand your healthcare wishes, giving you more control over your care and improving your quality of life.

If you or a loved one are facing a serious illness, you may benefit from palliative care services. Call The PalliativeCare Center today at 304-941-1951 for more information or to request a referral.

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