What is Palliative Care?
Palliative Care is the means of providing care to patients and their families when pain and other symptoms impair their quality of life. The goal is to make the patient as comfortable as possible. The team is available to help families when making difficult medical decisions and evaluating treatment options.
Palliative Care is available to all patients of any age with a serious illness.
Patients Who May Benefit
Our staff is experienced in managing many of the symptoms that accompany serious illnesses including:
- Heart disease
- Neurological disorders
- Lung disorders
The Carle Foundation Hospital Palliative Medicine Team is a team of health care specialists working together to coordinate the care, relieve the suffering and promote the quality of life of hospital patients with advanced illness or complex medical issues, regardless of age or diagnosis. The team includes a physician, nurse practitioner, social worker and chaplain.
To find out more about palliative medicine, ask your doctor or call the Carle Foundation Hospital Palliative Medicine Team at (217) 383-6744.
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