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Palliative Care

Physical pain leads to emotional pain and when you’re hurting, so are your loved ones. This is why palliative care by Assisted focuses on the patient’s comfort.

What is Palliative Care?

Palliative care is the care of a patient’s symptoms who have been diagnosed with a serious illness. On going pain and discomfort can be a significant contributor to a patient feeling defeated and unstable, which can affect their ability to live their lives. This is why palliative care treatments center on the symptoms and wellbeing of the patient and are not curative measures for the disease themselves. Dealing with pain and discomfort is a crucial aspect of a palliative care plan. Other symptoms that can be reduced by palliative care are Nausea, Weakness, Loss of Appetite, Difficulty Sleeping, Shortness of Breath, Constipation, Anxiety, and Depression.

Quality of Life

Assisted’s palliative care professionals help patients carry on with daily life in spite of their illness and improves their ability to tolerate medical treatments. Overall, palliative care helps our patients make the most of life.

Benefits of Palliative Care

The National Cancer Institute reported on the benefits of palliative care in advanced lung cancer patients.

“Patients in the trial who received palliative care early in the course of their cancer treatments also reported better of quality of life and were less likely to be depressed than those who did not automatically receive such care. But the finding that received the most attention was the improved survival, a noteworthy result for patients with this notoriously difficult-to-treat disease.

The extent of the survival improvement was just short of 3 months, which is equivalent to what is commonly seen with standard first-line chemotherapy, according to the research team led by Jennifer Temel, M.D., of Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) and Harvard Medical School.”

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Palliative Care Team

Palliative care requires a multidisciplinary team of medical professionals. These teams may include Physicians, Nurses, Physical Therapists, Occupational Therapists, Home Health Aides, and Medical Social Workers. Assisted insures that the medical staff needed for a palliative care team are of the highest caliber.

We work closely with you and your personal physician to create a treatment plan that meets your individual needs.

When your pain is under control, you can do more of the things you love…with the people you love.

Have questions about palliative care services or insurance coverage? Call us at 800-949-6555. We’ll help you to get the answers—and the palliative care—you need.

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