What is Palliative Care?
Palliative care focuses on relieving or controlling pain and other discomforts. A team of medical professionals that include doctors, nurses, therapists and other support workers create a plan of treatment to address your specific needs.
Palliative care is adaptable to many illnesses and diseases. The benefits of the approach are numerous and include the following:
Palliative care has been successful in:
– Alleviating the painful and distressing side effects caused by radiation treatments and chemotherapy.
– Relieving the pain, discomfort and stress that attend conditions such as chronic heart disease, neurological conditions and lung diseases.
– Easing the suffering caused by chronic renal disease and a host of other chronic conditions.
Our Medical Director, Dr. Valentine, is board-certified in palliative care. Under his directorship, Heartwood Home Health and Hospice is well-placed to offer palliative care for the relief of pain, and also as a means of pain management.