Palliative care is provided by an interdisciplinary team including the professions of medicine, nursing, social work, chaplaincy, counseling, nursing assistants and other healthcare professionals. The focus of the palliative care team is to provide relief from suffering and to support the best possible quality of life for residents who are facing life-threatening or chronic illnesses.
The team identifies and addresses the physical, psychological and spiritual needs of all involved.
Individualized care is provided for the resident and the family in a calming, quiet environment where the resident is comfortable and family members are welcome to stay 24 hours a day if that is their wish.
Goals of Palliative Care:
- Reducing symptoms caused by both disease and its therapy
- Supporting patients and families at times of illness, transition and loss
- Helping family members provide support to patients and each other