Palliative Care specializes in the relief of the pain, symptoms and stress of a serious illness. Our goal is to prevent and ease suffering and to offer the patients and families we serve the best possible quality of life based on the goals of care you desire.
Palliative Care is useful at any stage of illness, and can be provided at the same time as other treatments you may choose to receive.
Palliative care may be right for you if you experience:
- Recurrent admissions for chronic illness such as cancer, heart disease, respiratory disease, kidney failure, Alzheimer's disesase
- Difficult symptom management compromising your ability to continue treatment, or interfering with your quality of life
- Unclear goals regarding the management of your course of treatment
- Lack of response to therapies, or changing goals of care
- Emotional or spiritual distress
What can I expect from palliative care?
You can expect to meet with an interdisciplinary team, which supports your physician in helping reduce pain and other symptoms such as shortness of breath, fatigue, constipation, or loss of appetite. We will focus on identifying your goals of care, establishing your priorities, and creating a care plan that will best meet your needs while optimizing your quality of life. We include your family (people you identify as important to you) in the process of goal setting and care planning.
The palliative care team includes:
- Your Family
- Primary Care Physician
- Physician Board Certified in Palliative Care Medicine
- Advance Practice Nurse
- Social Worker
- Pastoral Care
- Other disciplines can also attend based on your needs
Those we serve living with or affected by a life-changing condition will receive compassionate, holistic and coordinated quality care while we assure responsible stewardship of our resources.
Our care will relieve physical, spiritual, emotional and psychosocial suffering across the lifespan. Throughout the process of living and dying, such excellent interdisciplinary care will meet human needs respecting the values, goals and priorities of individuals, their families and loved ones.
Working together across all ministries, we will build communities of healing and hope in which people will live fully and survivors will be supported in their bereavement.
More Information About Palliative Care
Address: 100 Provena Way, Bourbonnais, IL | Hours: Mon-Fri 7:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. | Phone: 815.937.8780