Palliative Care

 

Palliative Care

 
Even in illness,
life can hold
meaning,
hope and joy.
 

Palliative Care at Hartford Hospital honors patient and family values and preferences for care, across their lifecycle, through highly-skilled, integrated palliative care.

 
What we do


We establish active partnerships and create conversations to address physical concerns and elicit social, psychological and spiritual themes associated with serious illness.

 
What is palliative care?


Palliative care focuses on providing relief from the symptoms and stress of a serious illness. The goal is to improve quality of life for both the person and family. Your physical, emotional, social and spiritual needs are considered when planning your care.

Palliative care is appropriate at any age and any stage of illness. It can be provided along with curative treatment.

 
How does the Palliative Care Team work with my physicians?


The Palliative Care Team communicates regularly with your provider and other members of the healthcare team so that everyone understands the plan of care. We provide the team with information about your needs and preferences.

 
Who pays for palliative care?


Most insurance plans, including Medicare and Medicaid, will cover palliative care.

 
How do I get palliative care?


Just ask for it! Tell your doctor that you would like to see the palliative care team.

 
Palliative care helps…

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when you have been diagnosed with a serious illness

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when you have pain or other physical symptoms

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you talk with your family about your illness

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you ensure your medical care is aligned with your values and preferences

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you communicate your goals with your medical team

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you are dealing with the stress of serious illness

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when you are looking for meaning and connection

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when you need information about your illness

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when you need someone to listen to your concerns

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