Palliative care may be right for you if you have a serious illness. Serious illnesses include but are not limited to: cancer, heart disease, lung disease, kidney disease, Alzheimer’s, amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) and many more. Palliative care is appropriate at any stage of a serious illness. You can also have this type of care at
Asking patients what matters to them through the end of their life starts an important conversation about their values and preferences.
While caring for patients who are living with serious illness, many complex physical and psychosocial, symptoms may need to be addressed. Palliative care is there working with you to maximize the quality of life for your patients and their loved ones through the entire trajectory of their illness.
As a primary care provider you already follow many of the core principles of palliative care. Specialized community-based palliative care practices are key to providing that additional layer of support with complex cases and challenging symptom management.
If you or a loved one is living in long term care, palliative care at that location can provide an additional layer of support along with the other health care providers.
Palliative care can help you manage your serious illness while living at home. We do this while honoring you as a person beyond your serious illness.
Our interdisciplinary team provides an additional layer of specialized medical support for you by attending to the complex and challenging symptoms you may be experiencing while you are admitted.
The Atlantic Health System Community Palliative Care Learning Collaborative is an exciting one-year project to help improve access and delivery of quality palliative care in our community’s long-term care facilities.
Patients with a serious illness are facing a complex and challenging burden. Learn how you can offer patients an additional layer of support through palliative care.
Living with a serious illness? Palliative care can help. This specialized medical care can be provided with your other care to help improve your quality of life.