Facing the challenges of your loved one having a serious illness can be frightening and stressful. We want to be there for you to support you through this very difficult time.
Our specially trained nurses will help you identify appropriate treatment goals, symptom management, and pain/suffering relief to ensure your loved one gets the loving comfort they need. Our goal is to provide your loved one with optimal comfort and maintain the highest level of quality of life during this difficult time of their lives. To learn more about our personalized care services in the Jacksonville, Daytona beach, or Ormond beach areas, contact us to speak with one of our staff members.
What is Palliative Care?
Palliative care is care associated with the relief of pain and other symptoms that come with illnesses like ALS, Alzheimer’s, cancer, diabetes, COPD, heart failure, Multiple Sclerosis, or Parkinson’s, among others. With palliative care services, the goal is to help improve quality of life for everyone involved, no matter how old or at what point of the illness you are in. Palliative care is available when you are receiving treatments like chemotherapy as well.
Palliative caregivers assist with managing your condition, your treatments, and help with daily life so that you are more comfortable. Proper care has been shown to alleviate conditions like pain, fatigue, constipation, numbness, insomnia, loss of appetite, and shortness of breath.
Palliative care can start when you are still receiving treatment for your illness, no matter what your prognosis is. While you are receiving treatment, you should not have to feel illness or symptoms that can affect your quality of life. Taking care of yourself or having your loved one take care of him/herself can only add stress, which can make things worse.
Palliative care isn’t hospice care. Hospice is end of life care. Palliative care is available to you when you are suffering from an illness that you can be treated for and/or cured.
Palliative care can be covered by insurance, including Medicare and Medicaid. It is typically handled like other medical services.
Contact us today to learn more about Personalized Palliative Care Services we offer in the Jacksonville, FL and Ormond Beach, FL areas!