What is Palliative Care?
Palliative care is a type of specialized medical care provided to those who are suffering from a serious illness. Unlike hospice care which is designed for people with 6 months or less to live, palliative care is designed for people at any stage of a serious illness, whether it is curable, chronic, or potentially life-threatening. On top of treating illnesses, palliative care professionals primarily focus on improving quality of life and alleviating suffering and pain.
Nova’s Palliative Care Services
Due to the nature of palliative care and trying to provide maximum comfort and quality of life for a patient, in home care is generally a good idea. While there are benefits to being in a medical facility, being at home is therapeutic in a way that cannot be matched. Some of the services offered through our palliative care include:
- Medical evaluation
- Prescribing medications for pain and easing other symptoms
- Physical and mental support
- Companionship and social interaction
- Monitoring common symptoms such as nausea, vomiting, pain, and anxiety
If you are a family member who is the primary caretaker for a loved one suffering from a serious illness, consider reaching out to Nova and having one of our team members come in so you can have some much deserved respite. Our service plans are very flexible and can be designed around your needs. If you work during the day and need someone to be there during that time, we can be there.
Contact Us Regarding Palliative Care
If you or a loved one need help dealing with a serious illness, Nova Home Care & Staffing is here for you. Our team is made up of experienced healthcare professionals including nurses and home health aides. Contact us today to learn more and to discuss the specifics of your palliative care needs.