Why Choose St. Louise Regional Hospital for Palliative Care?
Dealing with a serious illness can be lonely and difficult, especially when patients and families must make complex medical decisions.
St. Louise Regional Hospital has a dedicated palliative care team that supports the physical, emotional and spiritual needs of people facing a serious illness. We are committed to providing you and your loved one with comfort, dignity and the best quality of life possible.
Palliative Care at St. Louise
Our team provides palliative care simultaneously with other medical treatments. Our team of physicians, nurses, social workers and chaplains stand by you as you seek the answers to some of life’s toughest questions.
Specialized care we offer includes:
- Pain management and treatment for symptoms such as nausea, fatigue, shortness of breath, depression and anxiety
- Respect for your values and personal choices
- Assistance and support in making difficult medical decisions
- Helping to keep you comfortable and as active as possible
- Care coordination among doctors and specialists at every stage of illness
- Identifying additional support services outside the hospital for patients and families
Palliative Care vs. Hospice Care
Palliative care takes place in the hospital, while patients generally receive hospice care at home. You can receive palliative care at any time during your illness and still receive other treatments at the same time. Often, people in home hospice care have decided not to continue pursuing curative treatment.
For more information or to contact case management, call (408) 848-8608.