Palliative Care Services
What is Palliative Care:
Palliative care is a team approach. Family Doctors, Palliative Care Doctors, Palliative care consult nurse, nurses, social worker, pastoral care, continuing care, OT, PT and volunteers are the team members.
What we do:
- Active Support for all those persons and their families living with life threatening illness.
- Strives to achieve the best possible quality of life, based on each person’s unique physical, psychological, social, cultural, emotional and spiritual values and needs.
- Encouragess involvement of the person and family in planning treatment and care.
- Recognizes that pain management and the control of other physical symptoms are essential.
We also have a wonderful society, The North of Smokey Palliative Care Hospice Society, that provides a number of services such as:
- Volunteer support – society will help financially when they can.
- Members are available to provide support and companionship when required.
- Bereavement support
- Continuing support is offered to family members during the bereavement period.
- Some Home Health Care equipment is made available to palliative patient in the community at no charge.
The Palliative Care service also has a responsibility to educate staff, community, families and all of those involved in the care of end of life.
Referals from family physicians, nurses, medical specialists, continuing care, family or self-referrals are accepted.
Palliative care is available at hospital and at home.
Any questions please call Wanda Barron RN, Palliative Care Coordinator 336-2504.