Our Comfort Care Palliative Program focuses on treating pain and relieving the symptoms that can accompany serious illness or injury.
Symptoms that can be addressed by palliative care include pain, insomnia, and anxiety, and depression, shortness of breath, fatigue / weakness, headache, vomiting, constipation, nausea or loss of appetite.
Palliative care addresses each patient as a whole person including his or her physical comfort, emotional well-being, spirituality, confidence and dignity. Because family members are also involved in a person’s illness, the palliative care nurse practitioner supports and informs them as well.
Palliative care can begin whenever a patient and clinician feel it can help. For many, this happens shortly after the diagnosis of a serious condition. Patients and their families may choose to receive these and other palliative care services:
Our Comfort Care nurse practitioner helps patients of all ages, from infants to elders, live well in the face of physical changes and personal challenges.
Comfort Care provides personalized services, resources and support for our patients with a wide range of medical challenges, such as:
Patients usually receive palliative care services along with other medical treatments, such as intensive care, cardiac or cancer care.
Our Comfort Care program is a temporary service. An individual is discharged from the program when their symptoms are controlled and the palliative care nurse practitioner assesses that the individual is able to function on their own.
To obtain a palliative consultation, call (573) 701-8716 and ask to speak with the Comfort Care Director.
Comfort Care and Palliative Services are COMPLETELY FREE with NO co-pays and do NOT interfere with any in-home services!
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