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Lamar Palliative

Lamar Palliative

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Comfort Care in Lamar since 1999

We offer personalized palliative care in the Lamar area that is tailored to your needs and values. If you or someone you love has a life-limiting illness, we’re here to listen and help. 

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. 

Lamar Palliative care

What is Palliative Care?

Palliative care is an extra layer of relief from the symptoms, pain and stress of a serious illness. It focuses on improving quality of life for patients and their families. Comfort care includes help navigating the medical system to ensure care aligns with your goals and values.

Palliative care does not signal that someone is giving up hope for recovery. Support can begin at any stage of an illness, with people moving in and out of care as needed. Talk to your doctor about a referral.

Signs Your Loved One Should Be Offered Palliative Care

There will be signs someone is ready for palliative care. When you and your family are facing a serious or life-limiting illness, it is important to consider beginning palliative care. Palliative care is not just for end-of-life care; it can be beneficial at any stage of a serious illness. It works in tandem with other treatments, such as chemotherapy or radiation, to provide the best possible care.

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. Our Austin team can help arrange for an assessment by a medical director or a nurse with specialized training.

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