We offer specialized medical care for people living with a serious illness like cancer or heart failure to enhance their current care by focusing on quality of life for them and their family.
We offer specialized medical care for people living with a serious illness, such as cancer or heart failure to enhance their current care by focusing on quality of life for them and their family. This is provided through person-centered and integrated health services with special focus on the specific needs and preferences of our patients. We employ a team approach to support patients to live as actively as possible until death and their caregivers, addressing practical needs and providing bereavement counselling.
Conditions that may require palliative care, include kidney failure, chronic liver disease, multiple sclerosis, Parkinson’s disease, rheumatoid arthritis, neurological disease, dementia, congenital anomalies and drug-resistant tuberculosis.
Pain and difficulty in breathing are two of the most frequent and serious symptoms experienced by patients in need of palliative care.
In order to participate fully in your therapies we encourage you to dress in comfortable, casual clothing. All clothing should be labeled with your name. In addition, you should bring:
- Any items that were used on a regular basis prior to your illness, such as eyeglasses, hearing aids, dentures, and the appropriate containers
- Sturdy shoes or sneakers and loose socks, if appropriate
- Loose-fitting pants or sweatpants, shirts that are comfortable and easy to put on, undergarments, bathrobe, and pajamas
- A seasonal coat or jacket, to take advantage of our courtyards and pathways
- Laundry bag