Palliative and Supportive Care

  • Palliative and supportive care is specialized medical care that focuses on providing relief from the symptoms and stress of a serious illness. Serious illnesses include but are not limited to: cancer, heart disease, lung disease, kidney disease, Alzheimer’s, and many more. Palliative care is appropriate at any stage of serious illness.
  • Palliative and supportive care will aid in relief from symptoms such as pain, shortness of breath, fatigue, constipation, nausea, loss of appetite and difficulty sleeping. Palliative care will help you carry on with daily life. It will improve your ability to go through medical treatments. And it will help you to match your goals to your treatment choices.
  • Palliative and supportive care is usually provided in your home but can also be provided in Assisted Living or Skilled Facilities. The goal of Palliative care is to keep you comfortable in your own surroundings, avoiding in Hospital care by anticipating problems before they happen.
  • For a list of Preferred Primary Care Physicians Preferred Palliative Care providers, click here.