Palliative Care

600 Monroe Street
Suite 100
Jefferson City, MO 65101
Directions
Phone Number
573-556-3547
Fax Number
573-556-6597
palliative care discussion

Palliative care helps people with a serious illness feel better; physically, emotionally and spiritually. It focuses improving quality of life at any stage of an illness.


An example is managing pain that may arise with an illness. Because everyone deals with pain differently, we listen to patients, family members and doctors to help patients get relief at the right level and at the right time.


Palliative care includes:


  • Managing pain to your desired levels
  • Medical support for shortness of breath
  • Help with fatigue and sleep problems
  • Managing constipation
  • Managing nausea or loss of appetite
  • Reducing anxiety and depression
  • Medical social services
  • Spiritual care


Palliative care can begin as soon as someone is diagnosed with an illness. It does not signal that a person has given up hope for recovery or a cure. Some patients with chronic diseases may move in and out of palliative care as the need arises, or transition to hospice if their prognosis is six months or less.

We're here to help you find the right care at the right time. Our experience can also help you navigate referrals, including Medicare and private insurance questions.


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