Our care extends to the entire family, with medical, practical, and emotional support throughout the hospice journey. Call us to learn how Medicare-approved support enables you to live every moment of life as fully as possible.
Palliative care in the Atlanta-Gwinnette County area helps people with a serious illness feel better; physically, emotionally and spiritually. It improves quality of life at any stage of illness. Patients can continue curative treatments, and some patients with chronic diseases may move in and out of care as needs change.
- Managing pain and other complex symptoms
- Help with fatigue and sleep problems
- Managing nausea and loss of appetite
- Medical support for shortness of breath
- Reducing anxiety and depression
- Spiritual care and medical social services
- Support extends to family and caregivers
Signs That A Patient May Be Ready For Palliative Care Include The Following:
- Frequent hospitalizations or ER visits (two or more in a six-month period)
- Uncontrolled symptoms like pain, dyspnea, depression, fatigue, etc., despite optimal medical management
- A person has entered the end-stage of a life-limiting illness such as dementia, central nervous system disease, cancer, renal disease, COPD, heart failure, liver disease, septic shock, or major trauma
- Functional decline, including unexplained weight loss, loss of mobility, frequent falls, skin breakdown, etc.
- A permanent feeding tube is being considered
If you believe your loved one may be ready for palliative care, call us for a no-obligation consultation. We can arrange for an assessment by a medical director or a nurse with specialized training.
Your Care Team
Your palliative care team is here to support you and your family during this difficult time. They provide specialized medical care that focuses on relieving the symptoms, pain, stress, and emotional concerns of serious illness. The palliative care team works with your other doctors to provide comprehensive care that fits your physical, emotional, and spiritual needs. They can help you manage your symptoms and make decisions about care, as well as provide emotional and spiritual support to you and your family.
Your palliative care team will include the following:
- Palliative care doctors and specialists
- A social worker
- A chaplain
- Potentially neighborhood volunteers
The palliative care team can also help coordinate communication with your other doctors, enabling you to get the best possible care. Your palliative care team is here to listen and provide compassionate support throughout your journey. It will be a support network for you and your family during this challenging time.
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