Palliative Care

With a focus on quality of life and a holistic approach, palliative care helps patients and families through serious illnesses. ALC provides consultation with a professional team that affirms and enhances quality of life through coordination with the patient and family, providing support and care.

Some examples of consultation might include management and pain, anxiety, nausea or loss of appetite or breathing difficulties while undergoing difficult medical treatments or procedures.

Our Program

ALC’s Palliative Care program:

  • Emphasizes pain and symptom management and enhances the patients’ ability to receive medical treatment
  • Provides emotional support and guidance
  • Facilitates clear and concise communication among patients, family and medical community as goals and options change
  • Assists with advance care planning when appropriate

Benefits of Palliative Care

The overall goal of ALC’s Palliative Care program is to focus on comfort and compassion to improve patients’ quality of life. We are committed to helping patients and their loved ones meet the challenges of their illness

Palliative care provides support for patients and their families and can improve communications between patients and their health care providers.

Together with the health care provider, the palliative care team monitors the patient’s pain and symptoms.

Our comprehensive and collaborative approach results in well-planned, complete consultation for all of the symptoms throughout an illness–treatment that takes care of patients in their present condition, and anticipates their future needs.

Who Benefits from Palliative Care?

People benefitting from palliative care can include anyone who has experienced uncontrolled symptoms related to surgery or chronic illness, resulting in diminished capacity. This includes patients with cancer, congestive heart failure, kidney disease, stroke, ALS, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, dementia/Alzheimer’s, fibromyalgia or Parkinson’s disease.

We respect all cultural and spiritual traditions. Patient services are provided without regard to race, color, religion, age, gender, sexual orientation, disability (mental or physical), communicable disease, or place of national origin.