Palliative Care Program
The Palliative Care team provides care to patients and their caregivers who are facing life threatening illness. The team focuses on physical, psychosocial, spiritual and emotional care and comfort.
The goal of the Palliative Care Team is to allow patients to remain in the comfort of their home as much as possible. The team maintains frequent telephone contact with the patients and caregivers to meet this goal.
A doctor, nurse, social worker and chaplain direct patient care activities. The team also works very closely with your pharmacy, the American Cancer Society, as well as other community services to help meet your needs.
The Palliative Care team has their own clinic times specifically for their patients. The same team will also see you if you are admitted to the hospital so that your palliative care can continue uninterrupted.
Your primary oncology doctor can talk with you to see if you are able to be referred to this program. If hospice care is ever needed the doctor can make the referral and the social worker will search for an agency to meet as many of your needs as possible.
Your Palliative Social Worker: Amanda Daniel, LMSW