What is Palliative Care?

This specialized medical care could help individuals living with severe conditions or injuries.

If you or a loved one is dealing with a severe or chronic issue, our Hagerstown, MD, team at Compassionate Wellness Center offers palliative care to better help individuals manage their pain and symptoms during these challenging times. By providing you with the care and treatment you need, we can improve how you function and feel every day to improve your quality of life. Here’s what you should know about palliative care,

What Is Palliative Care?

When someone is living with a chronic or debilitating health problem, you may be referred to our Hagerstown, MD, palliative care team. Our doctors are here to improve an individual’s quality of life through more effective and comprehensive pain management and to improve symptoms such as sleep disturbances, loss of appetite and nausea. Our team is also here to help guide you through the process, providing support for the family and information and insight so that you can make the most informed decision regarding your health care.

Is Palliative Care the Same as Hospice?

People often confuse or interchange these services, but we want you to understand that palliative care is not hospice. This is not end-of-life care. Palliative care is recommended when someone has been living with or recently diagnosed with a severe chronic condition. This may include conditions such as cancer or heart failure. Palliative care aims to provide individuals with the care, treatments and support they need to minimize pain and improve day-to-day functionality and overall quality of life.

How Does It Work?

You may benefit from turning to our Hagerstown, MD, palliative care team at CWC if you or a family member has been diagnosed with a severe injury, health condition or genetic problem. Our hours are based on our patients and their individual needs. We offer patient-centered and cognitive behavioral counseling and problem-solving strategies to improve your physical, mental and emotional health.

You can come into our office, or a physician will come to your home to care for you. Our team involves nurses, psychologists, social workers, chaplains and more who can work with the individual and their families to provide a plan that manages their condition and provides them with compassionate, understanding and thoughtful care during challenging times.

To learn more about the palliative care our Hagerstown, MD, team offers, call Compassionate Wellness Center at (240) 513-6001 to schedule a consultation with us. We can help you better cope with the physical, emotional and mental impact of living with a severe illness or condition.

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