Palliative Care

Palliative Care is a form of medical care/treatment that concentrates on managing, decreasing, or eliminating symptoms (or the severity) such as:

  • Pain
  • Shortness of breath
  • Fatigue, or difficulty sleeping
  • Constipation
  • Nausea
  • 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
    • Firewood
    • Transportation
    • 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.