alliative Care is a formalized system of compassionate care focusing on providing the best possible quality of life for patients and families facing a serious illness. The patient's and family's physical, emotional and spiritual needs are considered with emphasis on maintaining dignity and improving quality of life. Palliative care can be provided along with aggressive, curative medical care.
Palliative Care can be helpful to anyone involved with a serious illness. We work with your doctor to help you collect the information needed to make choices about medical care. We work with the local skilled nursing facilities and home care to ensure proper care following discharge from the hospital.
Palliative Care FAQs
Who can benefit from Palliative care? You can if you.
- Have been diagnosed with a serious illness
- Have uncontrolled pain or other physical, emotional or spiritual symptoms
- Need help with decisions about medical care
Does my insurance cover Palliative care?
Palliative care is provided by a registered nurse employed by Johnson Memorial Hospital. There is no additional cost.
How do I get Palliative care?
All consults require an order from your attending physician.
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