What is Palliative medicine?
Palliative medicine is specialized care for people living with serious illness. This type of care is focused on providing relief from the symptoms and stress of the illness. The goal is to improve the patient’s and family’s quality of life.
A Partnership of Patient, Family, and Health Care Specialists
Palliative medicine is appropriate at any age and for any stage of an illness and can be provided at the same time as restorative treatment. Palliative medicine is health care that focuses on managing the pain, symptoms, and the stress of individuals and families facing complex, serious illness. In order to improve the quality of life for patients and their families our interdisciplinary team may include:
- Nurse Practitioner
- Social Workers
The palliative medicine team provides:
- Patient advocacy
- Expert management of pain and other symptoms
- Help navigating the healthcare system
- Guidance with difficult and complex treatment choices
- Emotional and spiritual support for you and your loved ones
- Answers to questions about well-being or treatment
- Connections to hospital and community resources
You may request a consultation at any time by calling 215-240-6635.
All of KeystoneCare’s professional staff are fully licensed in the state of Pennsylvania. KeystoneCare is a CHAP accredited, and Medicare and Medicaid licensed agency.