Palliative care is specialized health care for individuals diagnosed with a serious illness to manage the pain, symptoms and stress of living with a serious illness.
Sunflower’s Palliative Care team offer an “extra layer of support” in addition to your regular medical care. Palliative team can provide emotional and spiritual support for you and your family. Palliative care improves quality of life and makes every day the best it can be. Palliative care is provided at the comfort of your home.
Sunflower’s Palliative Care is designed to provide emotional, spiritual and physical symptom management for our clients and their families facing chronic, progressive or complex illnesses. The goal of Sunflower’s palliative care is to improve quality of life through management of troubling symptoms.
Who can get Palliative Care?
Any individual diagnosed with a serious illness seeking relief from the symptoms, pain and stress of their illness, or a family member, can ask their doctors and care providers for palliative care. Serious illness can occur at any age, and may include but not limited to:
- Respiratory diseases
- Heart disease
- Alzheimer’s disease
- Kidney failure
- Liver failure
- Multiple sclerosis
- And more.
How does Palliative Care work?
A palliative care team may include nurses, doctors, social workers, pharmacists and clergy. The palliative care team works together with the clients’ regular doctor/care team to find the source of the problem. The teams talk with the client about the best possible treatments options to help relieve or control pain, and to improve symptoms such as:
- Shortness of breath
- Loss of appetite
- Trouble sleeping
and to manage stress, anxiety and depression.
The team coordinates your care all through your illness.
Where can I find it and how do I pay for it?
Most insurances pay for palliative care. Call us and we will figure it out for you.
How do I know if Palliative Care is right for me?
Call us for a free assessment or talk with your doctors and care providers to learn how an “added layer of services and support” can help you or a loved one on a serious illness journey.