Palliative care is a team effort by doctors, medical caregivers, patients and families to bring relief from the pain, symptoms and stress of a serious illness. Our palliative care plans begins with listening to you and your doctor to fully understand your wishes and goals for comfort care.
Patients can receive palliative care while working with their medical team to manage or cure their illness. Medicare, Medicaid and most private insurances include palliative care benefits, if the patient meets criteria.
Palliative care offers relief from side effects of medical treatment and symptoms including:
- Shortness of breath
- Fatigue and sleep problems
- Nausea and loss of appetite