If you or a loved one is suffering from a serious chronic or life-threatening medical condition, you can count on the Palliative Care team at Rutland Regional Medical Center to make your comfort and well-being a top priority. Our palliative care specialists will help prevent or relieve the symptoms of your medical condition and the side effects of treatment while caring for your physical and emotional needs.
Palliative Care Services
Palliative care services focus on providing you with the best possible quality of life during any stage of treatment for a serious medical condition. Our specialists will get to know you and develop a customized palliative care plan that supports your treatment goals and your personal wishes and values. Services typically include:
- Pain relief
- Advanced symptom management
- Patient and family counseling
- Assistance with advance care planning
- Support for end-of-life care
Receiving Palliative Care
You or your loved ones can request palliative care services at any time by talking to your hospital doctor. Palliative care services require an order from a physician. Our palliative care specialists are available for consultations Monday through Friday from 8am to 5pm, or by special arrangement.
Our Palliative Care Team
Our palliative care nurses work closely with you, your loved ones and your doctors to provide specialized comfort care tailored to your specific needs and medical condition. In addition to helping improve your overall well-being and quality of life, our palliative care nurses provide information and education on the typical course of your illness, treatment options and possible side effects.