Red River Valley Palliative Care is a program of Hospice of the Red River Valley. This community service is specialized medical care for people living with a chronic disease. It provides relief from the symptoms and stress of a chronic disease—whatever the diagnosis—in your place of residence. Individuals do not need to be homebound to receive care.
Palliative care does not replace treatment of an illness; the goal is to ease and prevent suffering and improve quality of life for both patient and family members. Along with symptom management, palliative care can facilitate discussions with patients and families concerning prognosis and goal planning. Palliative care may occur while you receive treatments for your illness.
The Benefits of Palliative Care
Palliative care gives you a chance to live your life more comfortably through:
• Shortness of breath
• Exploring patient and family goals and wishes
• Assistance with completion of advance directives
• Clarifying medications and treatments
• Promoting communication with the health care team
If you or a loved one has a chronic, progressive disease and you’d like the care of Red River Valley Palliative Care, contact us. Or, tell your health care provider you’d like to add the specialists from Red River Valley Palliative Care to your medical team. For more information or to schedule a palliative care consultation, call (800) 237-4629.