Palliative Care

Supportive care during serious illness.

If you are living with a serious illness, you may find that the physical and emotional symptoms caused by that illness or your treatment are deeply affecting your quality of life. The pain, fatigue and stress you are experiencing can be relieved or managed effectively with the support of Overlake Medical Center’s Palliative Care team.

Whatever your diagnosis may be, palliative care focuses on treating the whole person, with the overarching goal to improve the physical, emotional and spiritual quality of life for you and your family.

Palliative care is appropriate at any stage of an illness. This level of supportive care is often provided at the same time a patient is undergoing active treatment. When appropriate, palliative care can help facilitate the transition to hospice care, which is care for patients nearing end of life.

Our specialized team includes a physician, nurse practitioner, social worker and chaplain. This group of caring professionals provides expert management of pain, shortness of breath, fatigue, nausea, constipation and sleep problems. They also help people understand what to expect throughout their illness and to evaluate treatment options and establish treatment goals. Because there is often much to understand about coping with a serious illness, our team provides social and spiritual support and acts as a valuable link to community resources and education.

Contact us today if you or a loved one needs the extra layer of medical care and support our palliative care team provides.

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