Comfort during serious illness
Palliative care — also called comfort care — manages symptoms, pain and stress that you or your loved one may experience with serious illness. Palliative care supplements medical treatment and, if needed, allows for a smooth transition between home health and hospice services.
With palliative home care, a team of experts from multiple medical specialties work together to address the complex needs of the seriously ill patient and his or her family members. This collaboration results in a comprehensive care plan to treat the whole person by offering medical, emotional and spiritual support.
In addition, palliative home care typically:
- Opens discussions about treatment choices, including treatment for diseases and management of symptoms.
- Assists with discussions concerning goals of care and advance directives
- Eases transitions between healthcare settings
- Offers compassionate family support
Physicians who are trained in palliative care assist your primary care provider with management of your disease. In addition, our palliative care physicians work with a dedicated team of over 200 healthcare professionals to address patient needs. This team may include:
- Registered nurses
- Physical therapists
- Occupational therapists
- Speech language pathologists
- Registered dieticians
- Certified nursing assistants
- Social workers
For more information about how Parkview Palliative Home Care can provide you or your loved one with services in the comfort of your own home, call us at 260-373-9800 or 1-800-363-9977 Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Please note that a physician order is required for Parkview palliative home services.