Palliative Care: An Extra Layer of Support

Palliative care is specialized care with a team approach. It focuses on addressing the pain, symptoms and stress of serious illness by offering an extra layer of support.

This free service can help families:

• Assist in establishing goals of care and priorities

• Provide emotional and spiritual support

• Assist with advance directives

• Collaborate with nurses and physicians to address the management of symptoms, such as pain, shortness of breath, nausea, fatigue and anxiety

• Educate to promote understanding of the underlying disease process

• Provide easy-to-understand explanations of difficult medical conditions

Ask your health care provider if palliative care could help you. For more information, please call Carroll Hospital’s Care Connect line at 410-871-7000.

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