It’s tough to live with the complex challenges of a serious illness or chronic condition, such as cancer, advanced heart, lung or kidney disease, or dementia. When you need relief from the symptoms, side effects and stress of your diagnosis and treatments, turn to PAMF’s compassionate, effective palliative care teams.
Palliative care helps you and your loved ones address a wide range of needs. It’s appropriate at any age and at any stage in a serious illness, and you can receive it while you’re also receiving active medical treatments. We treat the entire person, focusing on your physical, emotional and spiritual well-being.
At PAMF, our palliative care professionals provide team-based support that includes:
- Meaningful conversations to help you identify your goals, understand your care plan and ensure that your values match the treatments you choose.
- Advanced care planning and help with complex decisions for your medical care.
- Symptom management alongside curative.
- Coordination and communication between your primary care providers, specialists, caregivers and family members.
- Home healthcare services, such as infusion therapy and medical equipment.
- Education and support regarding your diagnosis and plan of care.
- Emotional support to ease loneliness, fears, stress, isolation and other issues.
Your palliative care team may include specially trained doctors, nurses, nurse practitioners, social workers , a chaplain, care coordinator and other specialists as needed. In addition to supporting your immediate physical and mental needs, the palliative care team coordinates care with your goals and wishes. Care may be provided at home, in the hospital or in a clinic.
To participate, please ask your primary care provider or your specialist to submit a referral to palliative care, or contact us at one of our locations for more information.