Support When You Need it Most
At Traditions Health, our passionate team of specialists work closely with you, your family, and your healthcare team to provide coordinated care and an extra layer of support when you need it most.
Palliative Care Services
Our palliative care team works hand-in-hand with curative care to help with symptom control and communication regarding options for your plan of care.
- Physician Oversight
- Nurse Practitioner Visits
- Visits or Calls from Medical Social Workers
- Spiritual Counselor Visits or Calls
PALLIATIVE CARE TEAM
The role of a palliative care physician is to lead a team of specialists focused on reliving pain, symptoms, and stress caused by serious illnesses. The physician will recommend and prescribe medications, coordinate with other members of your healthcare team, and ensure you and your loved ones are receiving the care and support you need.
Our compassionate team of nurses are essential to the palliative care team. The main goal is to help you feel as comfortable as possible. Nurse practitioners are skilled in assessing and managing a patient’s pain and symptoms, while also providing comfort to the family and teaching them how to take the best care of their loved one.
Medical Social Worker
Social workers provide information and resources to help the patient remain safe and cared for in their own homes. The Social Worker provides education and aid in setting up community resources to assist with any medical, psychological, financial, or social assistance that may be needed.
Our spiritual counselors are trained to give emotional and spiritual support and comfort to people of all faiths and beliefs. They provide care with passion, and help to promote healing, wholeness and spiritual fulfillment.
Benefits of Palliative Care
Palliative care provides relief in a variety of ways while also improving the quality of life for seriously ill patients. In addition to managing the physical symptoms, our care team also addresses the psychological and spiritual needs of patients and their families.
- Enhanced quality of life
- Decreased hospitalizations and more independence
- Multi-disciplinary approach to care that supports patients throughout all stages of their illness and treatment
- Symptom management while still receiving curative treatments