Palliative Care is a form of medical care/treatment that concentrates on managing, decreasing, or eliminating symptoms (or the severity) such as:
- Shortness of breath
- Fatigue, or difficulty sleeping
- Loss of appetite
Vista Hospice’s Palliative Care Program is designed to assist anyone diagnosed with a life-limiting progressive illness or condition when, for various reasons, they do not currently meet the admission criteria for Hospice care.
These may include the following:
- A patient is undergoing active curative treatment
- A patient’s condition is stabilized or in remission following a time under Hospice care
- A patient or family is not ready for Hospice care, but may benefit from the practical, emotional and/or psycho-social support that Northland Hospice and Palliative Care offers
Services may be provided in a home or facility setting. The Palliative Care Team may work in conjunction with a hospital, skilled nursing facility or home health agency of the patient’s choice.
Our Palliative Care Program services are accessed by our professional medical team based on the patient’s needs and include a variety of support:
- Professional nursing visits
- Emotional and psycho-social support
- Referrals to other community resources as needed such as:
- Meals on Wheels
- Grocery shopping
- Pet Care
Support is provided to the family to help them manage care giving tasks, the effects the disease/illness has on their life, and to understand what they might have to prepare for in the future.
Individuals in the Palliative Care program may receive answers to questions and/or referral to an appropriate resource for assistance 24 hours a day 7 days a week by calling (928) 779-1227.
We do not charge for these services.