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Palliative Care

Being diagnosed with a serious illness can be frightening and overwhelming.

Methodist Palliative Care works with physicians to help patients and families cope.

What is palliative care?

Palliative care evolved from the hospice care, but the care is very different. Hospice typically focuses on end of life care when the prognosis is six months or less.

Palliative care can provide care and assistance for anyone who may be facing a life-limiting illness no matter the time frame. Palliative care is geared toward pain and symptom management wherever you may be in your health care journey.

Medical conditions that may benefit from home palliative care include:

  • Cancer
  • Congestive heart failure
  • Kidney (renal) disease
  • Arthritis and osteoporosis
  • Respiratory disorders, including COPD and emphysema
  • Neurological disorders, including MS and ALS

Methodist offers both hospital palliative care and home palliative care services.

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