The Palliative Care team works closely with your physician to provide support and resources for patients and families managing the path of a difficult illness. The team usually includes a trained physician, nurse, social worker, case manager, chaplain, dietitian and rehabilitation therapist, all of whom provide assistance for:

  • Physical symptoms of an illness
  • Depression and anxiety
  • Counseling and decisions related to treatment plans and goals of care
  • Advanced care planning such as living wills or advanced directives
  • Coordination of care to rehabilitation or extended care facilities, home care of hospice and grief counseling and bereavement support