Care through each step of the way
What is palliative care?
Palliative Care is a specialized form of care that tends to the needs of individuals who are facing severe, often life-threatening illnesses as well as those receiving curative treatment for illness.
Through our palliative care programs, we aim to decrease pain and increase comfort in the lives of our patients. This includes administering medication, advising therapies and assisting patients to the best of our abilities to help them manage an illness.
While we don’t aim to cure the illness, we provide our patients with various care services to reduce symptomatic pain, relieve stress and anxiety. Our advanced illness care services are independent of physician-ordered treatments. Patients in palliative care will still receive their regular treatments such as chemotherapy, radiation, dialysis, and so on.
While palliative care falls under the umbrella of hospice care services, it is not hospice and can be administered on its own. You do not need a terminal diagnosis to receive palliative care.
Our goal is to improve the quality of life of our patients. We make them feel as comfortable as possible as they manage their illness.
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Is your loved one receiving palliative care at home? Click here to download our free home safety checklist for patients.
“We are so blessed to have your organization in our community. Your team goes above and beyond to comfort and ease a difficult time for the patient and their loved ones. There are no words to express what your guidance and care meant during my heartbreak and loss. Thank you.”
We treat humans, not just conditions
Is palliative care for me or my loved one?
- Do you have a severe illness?
- Do you experience pain, anxiety, nausea or shortness of breath?
- Are you concerned about the well being of your family while you are being treated?
- Would you like someone to talk to and be there for you during your journey?
If you or a family member is suffering from a life-threatening illness or is currently being treated for an illness, our palliative care division can help.
A few of the most common illnesses receiving palliative care include cancer, COPD, congestive heart failure, liver disease, dementia, Parkinson’s disease, Lou Gehrig’s disease (ALS), kidney disease.
If you’d like assistance with recurring pain, ailment or illness, or need support during your treatment, contact us today. Our team at the Hospice of Lake Cumberland is here to help!