Palliative care treats people suffering from serious and chronic illnesses such as cancer, cardiac disease, congestive heart failure (CHF), chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), kidney failure, Alzheimer's Disease, Parkinson’s Disease, Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS) and more.
Palliative care is a team approach created to meet the individual needs of the patient.. The core team includes the patient, the patient's doctor, nursing care, and a medical social worker who specializes in palliative care. Massage therapists, pharmacists, nutritionists, chaplains and others may also be part of the team.
The team spends as much time as necessary with you and your family. They become a partner with you, your family and your doctors. They support you and your family, not only by controlling your symptoms, but also by helping you to understand your treatment options and goals.
If you or a loved one has been diagnosed with a serious illness, you may benefit from palliative care. Speak to your doctor and ask for it. Or, contact us for more informations at (802) 888-4651.
Lamoille Home Health and Hospice is pleased to be a partner in the "Start the Conversation" initiative which assists individuals and their families and loved ones to begin talking about end of life care.
We have a helpful resource at: www.starttheconversation.org
We also are available to speak with your civic, church or community group about how to "start the conversation" with your loved ones. For information, please contact our Marketing Director, at: firstname.lastname@example.org.