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 is an approach to healthcare that focuses on providing relief from the symptoms and stress of a serious illness.
This type of care is provided by a team of doctors, nurse practitioners, social workers, chaplains, and other specialists who work together with your primary care provider. Your compassionate interdisciplinary team will provide the needed care to help relieve your physical, emotional, and spiritual symptoms. They will walk with you on your healthcare journey as your disease progresses to help you and your family maintain the best possible quality of life.
Palliative care focuses on providing relief from symptoms like pain, shortness of breath, fatigue, constipation, nausea, loss of appetite, and difficulty sleeping. Our palliative care providers also offer emotional and spiritual support to help our patients and their families cope with the diagnosis and treatment process.
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.
Our interdisciplinary palliative care team is dedicated to providing comprehensive care to patients and their families. As a patient's illness progresses, they help to manage physical, emotional, and spiritual symptoms, and assist with sensitive issues such as treatment decisions and wishes regarding end-of-life matters.
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.
Palliative care and hospice care are both forms of health care that focus on providing comfort and relieving the symptoms associated with serious illnesses. Although they have similarities, there are key differences between palliative care and hospice care.
The main difference between palliative care and hospice care is the timeline. Palliative care begins at diagnosis and can continue for the course of a chronic or life-limiting illness, while hospice care is typically used in end-of-life situations when treatments are no longer effective.
Palliative care is comfort care. If you are still seeking curative treatment for your illness, but need the support for physical, emotional and spiritual symptoms, our palliative care team will provide comfort care to assist you with your quality of life.
When you reach the place in that journey where there are no longer options for curative treatment, or you have decided that you no longer wish to seek curative treatment, our hospice care team will join you to support you in your end-of-life journey.
Traditions Health continues to expand across the country to offer access to quality care to those in need. As we expand, we remain committed to the same values on which we were founded—prioritizing patient-focused, compassionate care, while building strong relationships in the communities we serve.
We are here to help you. Listed below are frequently asked questions regarding Palliative Care. If you have a question that is not covered in our FAQ please contact us and a Traditions Health team member will be happy to assist you.