When patients need relief from a complex medical condition or from symptoms associated with multiple treatments, palliative care can be helpful.
Individuals who benefit may be going through aggressive care, such as chemotherapy, radiation therapy, or treatment of an illness such as heart or kidney failure or trauma and are not ready for hospice care.
Keystone Medical Services’ board-certified physicians have specialized training to manage symptoms of most advanced illness. It starts with a request from a patient’s physician. Our physician team offers a physician consultation to help determine the best course of treatment.
You may receive palliative care and other aggressive care at the same time. You may also begin receiving care without waiting until you are in the last stages of life.
Palliative care can improve the quality of life for those suffering from a variety of serious conditions. Palliative care helps relieve associated symptoms such as pain, trauma, anxiety, depression, fatigue, shortness of breath, loss of appetite, and difficulty sleeping.
By helping to minimize these issues, an individual can better tolerate additional treatments, feel more in control of their overall care, and be more at peace.
There are many medical conditions and diseases that can benefit from Palliative Care. Here are just a few: