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If you or your loved one is diagnosed with a chronic, serious or terminal illness, you probably feel overwhelmed. The palliative care team at Providence St. Joseph Hospital Eureka understands how emotionally, physically and spiritually draining living with such a condition can be.

Our palliative care team includes experienced doctors, nurses, nutritionists, pharmacists, social workers, chaplains and therapists.

We serve as your trusted partner and help you navigate your medical treatment as well as providing relief from symptoms. We give you and your family the support you need.

Palliative care provides specialized medical care when you are diagnosed with a serious or life-threatening condition. Whatever your diagnosis, our palliative care specialists work to alleviate your pain, stress, symptoms and treatment side effects.

You are never alone

From your diagnosis through recovery or bereavement, you are never alone at Providence St. Joseph Hospital Eureka. Our palliative care team helps you and your family make informed decisions every step of the way.

If family is unable to be with you, we provide compassionate companions. We also offer reassuring treatment to dying patients who would otherwise be alone in their final moments.

How to begin palliative care

You can request palliative care for yourself or a loved one. Palliative care can begin when you get a diagnosis or if you are concerned about a family member. Talk with your doctor or nurse about starting the palliative care process.

Our palliative care services complement your medical treatments and surround you with a web of emotional, mental, physical, social and spiritual support. Our services include:

  • Arranging for emotional and spiritual support from certified counselors
  • Discussing the pros and cons associated with treatment and providing multiple treatment options for you and your family to choose from
  • Educating you and your family throughout every stage of disease development and medical treatment
  • Helping you and your family plan ahead with advanced medical directives to ensure your final wishes are honored
  • Managing your pain, symptoms and other issues related to your condition
  • Providing respite care so your family or caregivers can take a break
  • Providing specialized services including physical therapy, speech therapy and other inpatient services