If you're living with a life-limiting disease — such as cancer, dementia, heart or lung disease, kidney failure, or amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) — palliative care can help you feel better. This type of care focuses on relieving and preventing symptoms and improving your quality of life.
At Tower Health, you can receive palliative care at any stage of disease while you’re being treated in the hospital — unlike hospice care, which provides end-of-life comfort after treatment has stopped.
The Tower Health palliative care team treats the whole person — body, mind, and spirit. Our palliative care doctors, nurses, social workers, chaplains, and dietitians work as a team to keep you as comfortable as possible. Serious and chronic illnesses affect the entire family, so we provide family-centered support to help.
How Palliative Care Helps
Our palliative care team specializes in making you more comfortable, relieving symptoms such as:
- Depression and anxiety
- Difficulty breathing
- Nausea and vomiting
- Diet-related problems
- Severe fatigue
- Sleep problems
We offer comprehensive services to hospital patients, family members, and caregivers with a doctor’s referral. You can depend on us for:
- Patient and family counseling
- Emotional and spiritual support
- Assistance planning for care after a hospital stay
- Help with treatment choices and decisions
- Referrals to specialists and bereavement counseling