Bonita Springs Healthcare Services

Palliative Care

Palliative care provides the essential support families need when a loved one is living with a chronic health condition. These services help each person to maximize their lifestyle while dealing with serious illness.

Watch this video to learn more about our Palliative Care Services

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Not only does a palliative team care for the needs of the patient, but it’s just as important to also care for the needs of the family.

This experience can be challenging, especially when family members are providing in-home caregiving to the patient.
Our palliative care team evaluates the unique needs of each family, offering personalized support in various ways.

Services

What is Palliative Care?

Palliative care is a specialized form of medical service that focuses on the management of chronic illness, helping to reduce symptoms, pain, and side effects. The goal is to improve the patient’s quality of life. Often, palliative care makes it possible for people to maintain a bit more independence, despite their physical ailments.

These services are available for anyone with a serious illness. Palliative care can be standalone medical support, or patients often pair palliative care with aggressive treatments for the disease.

Additionally, your care team can assist with symptom management of chronic illness, such as:

Anxiety

Constipation

Diarrhea

Difficulty sleeping

Delirium

Depression

Emotional distress

Spiritual distress

Fatigue

Loss of appetite

Nausea/vomiting

How Can Palliative Care Help?

You are working with a doctor to create the optimal treatment plan to address chronic conditions. But many of these treatments can have a negative impact on quality of life.
For example, chemotherapy can be a life-saving treatment, but it also causes many side effects. Palliative care can be combined with chemotherapy to improve the patient’s quality of life by addressing symptoms and side effects.
Eligibility

Are You a Candidate for Palliative Care?

Any person experiencing a chronic condition that causes discomfort or long-term pain may be a good candidate for palliative care. If you have been diagnosed with a chronic health condition, our team at Bonita Springs can assist you in talking with your physician, bridging the gap between the doctor and available services.

These are common health issues that can benefit from palliative care:

Alzheimer’s Disease

Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS)

Cancer

Chronic Liver Disease

Heart Disease/CHF

HIV/AIDS

Multiple Sclerosis (MS)

Respiratory Disease/COPD

Renal Disease/Failure

Stroke (CVA)

This list is not comprehensive. Palliative care services can be helpful for any patient with a chronic health condition that affects the quality of life.


How Do I Pay for It?

Palliative Care vs. Hospice Care

How to Get Started with Palliative Care

Do you need palliative care services? If you are looking for specialized medical care and supportive resources, we invite you to contact our team to learn more.

Palliative care often starts because of a referral from a doctor. Don’t hesitate to schedule a consultation with our team if you think you are a good candidate for these services.
Would you like more information about how you can benefit from palliative care? Then reach out to our experienced team at Bonita Springs Healthcare Services. Our focus is on enabling individuals to live their fullest lives, with support to address their physical and emotional needs. Call today to schedule a consultation.

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