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How to maintain comfort during chronic illness

April 8, 2018  /  By Nicole M. Clagett

Living with chronic kidney disease? Palliative care can help

March 25, 2018

If you have chronic kidney disease, you know that managing your symptoms and keeping to your treatment plan is hard on you and your family. Palliative care can help you cope by giving you an added layer of support.

Palliative care is specialized medical care for people living with serious illnesses like kidney disease. The goal is to improve quality of life for both you and your family by treating the symptoms and stress of the disease. Palliative care is provided by a team of palliative care doctors, nurses and other specialists who work closely with your other doctors. It is appropriate at any age and any stage of your illness, and it can be given alongside all your other treatments.

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Neurology Today

Palliative Care in Movement Disorders: Recommendations for Improvement

March 23, 2018  /  By Sunali Wadehra, MD

https://www.neurologyadvisor.com/movement-disorders/movement-disorders-parkinsons-palliative-care-improvements/article/752918/

The Pantagraph

Palliative Care Helps Veterans with Serious Illnesses

February 19, 2018  /  By Pantagraph Staff

Improving quality of life for people living with congestive heart failure

February 11, 2018

Life with congestive heart failure (CHF) can be a difficult journey. Your symptoms may get in the way of day-to-day activities, your family members may worry about how to take care of you, and you may be unsure about what to expect and how to plan for your future. Palliative care can help make that journey easier on you and your family, so you can live as well as possible.

Palliative care is team-based medical care that is focused on improving quality of life for people living with serious illness and their families. It provides an added layer of support to control your pain and symptoms and to coordinate your care. Your palliative care team will work closely with your heart doctor and any other doctors who are treating you, to make sure your treatment plan is right for you. … Read More

KMEG 14 Siouxland News

Palliative care providing relief for patients

January 24, 2018  /  By Lynnette Grant

Introducing the New and Expanded Palliative Care Provider Directory

January 9, 2018

Looking for palliative care in your area? Here’s good news: GetPalliativeCare.org has just launched its new, expanded Palliative Care Provider Directory for patients with serious illness, their families, friends and caregivers. The new Provider Directory is specifically designed for users to identify and locate palliative care providers in their area, quickly and easily, in both hospital and community-based settings.

Palliative care is specialized medical care for people with serious illness. This type of care is focused on providing relief from the symptoms and stress of a serious illness. The goal is to improve quality of life for both the patient and the family. Palliative care is provided by a specially-trained team of doctors, nurses and other specialists who work together with a patient’s other doctors to provide an extra layer of support. It is appropriate at any age and at any stage in a serious illness, and it can be provided along with curative treatment.

Because of the growth, availability of, and demand for palliative care services beyond the hospital, the new Palliative Care Provider Directory lets users search for palliative care based on the setting where they can get the care: Hospital, Home, Nursing Home and Office/Clinic.

Along with the Provider Directory, the website has also been refreshed and relaunched. GetPalliativeCare.org is now easier to navigate and provides improved features such as webinars, briefings and multimedia presentations.

The Palliative Care Provider Directory is available at GetPalliativeCare.Org, CAPC’s online resource for patients and families. The website focuses solely on providing information on palliative care from the point of diagnosis.

Three ways palliative care teams help caregivers  

December 17, 2017

When your loved ones are facing serious illness, you won’t let them tackle the obstacles alone. Their struggles are your struggles. Their pain is your pain. Their fears are your fears. You listen to them, care for them, and walk their disease journey with them. You’re their rock on the days when everything seems too difficult to handle. You’re there to help them in any way you can.

But who helps you?

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MedScape

Palliative care for cancer survivors

December 15, 2017  /  By Betty R. Ferrell, PhD, RN
Neurology Today

Practice Matters-Palliative Care: What Accounts for Disparities in the Use of Palliative Stroke Care? It May Not Be What You Think

December 7, 2017  /  By Mark Moran