Supportive & Palliative Care
Living with a serious illness can be exhausting and worrisome. At Providence Holy Family Hospital we provide the care, comfort and support you and your family need.
Our palliative services focus on reducing pain, symptoms and stress for all patients at any health stage — whether you or a loved one are undergoing treatment, managing a chronic condition or nearing the end of life.
Providence palliative care teams work closely with you and your doctor to ensure your care plan honors your health and life goals. We offer an extra layer of support to help you and your family enjoy the best quality of life possible.
We understand how coping with a difficult medical diagnosis affects you, your family and your daily life.
Our palliative care teams provide a wide range of services, including assistance with:
- Answers and emotional support when making difficult medical decisions
- Advance care planning to ensure you receive the care you want even if you’re unable to communicate your wishes
- Coordinating your care and treatment with your doctors
- Identifying support services you can use during and after your hospital stay
- Transitional care that provides seamless service if you move from the hospital to home care or a nursing facility
- Treatments for pain and symptoms such as nausea, fatigue, depression and anxiety
Your palliative care team may include:
- Advanced care planning educator
- Advanced practice providers
- Music thanatologist
- Palliative care registered nurses
- Palliative care doctors
- Social workers
Your team provides supportive care for you and your loved ones while in the hospital.
You may benefit from our palliative care services if you are dealing with a serious illness or facing complex medical decisions.
- Assist with care planning for conditions ranging from cancer and heart disease to dementia and kidney failure and many others
- Ease discomfort and trouble breathing related to serious illness
- Help you think through medical decisions and questions about the future
If you or your family are curious about palliative care, ask your doctor or nurse for a referral. We provide inpatient and very limited outpatient consultations, which includes an assessment of your goals of care and symptom management for pain, nausea, anxiety, insomnia, fatigue, constipation and breathing difficulties.