Improving the Quality of Life for You and Your Family
Palliative Care is a free service offered by the hospitals of Community Healthcare System, dedicated to improving the quality of life for patients and their families facing the stress of a life-limiting illness. The program provides an extra layer of information and support, both in the hospital and in the community setting, in coordination with your current course of treatment. Palliative Care works to enable patients to live their lives as fully and comfortably as possible, treating each person as a whole, not just their illness.
Palliative Care offers:
- Individualized care
- Symptom management
- Improved care planning and coordination
- Emotional and spiritual support
- Links to support services and equipment
A Multidisciplinary Team
Each team member offers an important and unique set of skills, working together with your physicians to ensure the highest quality care. Team members include:
- Your physician treatment team
- Palliative care nurse practitioner
- Registered nurses
- Social worker
- Physical, occupational and speech therapists
- Respiratory therapists
If you have been diagnosed with cancer, congestive heart failure, COPD, liver disease or any other chronic illness that may lead to frequent hospitalizations, you may benefit from Palliative Care. Visit our Contact Us page and fill out a form if you would like a Palliative Care team member to contact you, or call one of the numbers below.
901 MacArthur Blvd.
St. Mary Medical Center
1500 South Lake Park Ave.