Palliative Care Is About Living Well
HopeHealth palliative care services help people with serious illness live as long and as well as possible. Our program prioritizes quality of life by anticipating, preventing, and treating the symptoms and stress associated with serious illness.
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Palliative Care with HopeHealth
The medical specialty of palliative care offers comfort and relief from a serious, progressive illness that may or may not be life-limiting. It is available immediately after diagnosis and can be given alongside curative care.
Our providers focus on managing symptoms like pain, breathlessness and fatigue. They also help patients and families understand their options during the course of an illness. Our team develops a personalized care plan based on patient and family goals. This plan can include pain relief medication, care coordination services and emotional support from our social worker.Our services are provided service in homes, some long-term care facilities,hospitals and cancer centers.
HopeHealth's Palliative Care Team
Our palliative team is comprised of compassionate nurse practitioners, physicians, social workers and nurses that are experts in pain and symptom management. Our medical providers are specially trained and certified in the medical practice of palliative care. Our team brings extensive experience in palliative care providing over 25,000 patient visits every year in Rhode Island and Massachusetts.
HopeHealth Hospice & Palliative Care is the major teaching affiliate for hospice and palliative medicine for The Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University.
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“I came to understand that [palliative care] is a doorway to improving life, not the doorway to death. It fuels me with information and education that empowers me to keep moving forward.”
—Marlene McCarthy, long-time breast cancer patient
How We Help
We provide palliative care to patients in a variety of settings.
Palliative Patient Services
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