Providence Palliative Care
When you have a severe or chronic medical condition, the symptoms and stress can drain your energy and break your spirit. Our palliative services team focuses on reducing pain, symptoms and stress for all patients at any health stage – whether you or a loved one is undergoing treatment or managing a chronic condition.
We work closely with you and your doctors to ensure that your care plan is personalized to your unique condition. We honor your health goals and offer the support needed to help you reach them.
At Providence, our palliative care providers will develop a care plan based on your personal health and life values and goals. We work closely with you and your care provider to respond to your unique needs so you can enjoy the best possible quality of life.
We can help:
- Treat your pain and symptoms such as nausea, fatigue, depression and anxiety
- Provide answers, assistance and emotional support to you and your family when facing complex medical decisions
- Coordinate care and treatment with your doctors
- Identify support services to help you and your family during or after a hospital stay
- Assist with advance care planning to ensure that your care continues if you’re unable to communicate your wishes directly to your health care providers
Your palliative and supportive care team includes these and other health care professionals:
- Advanced practice providers
- Nurse practitioners
- Palliative doctors
- Registered nurses
- Social workers
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.