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Palliative Care

Indiana Regional Medical Center's (IRMC) palliative care program maximizes the quality of life for patients, regardless of life expectancy. We help manage medical symptoms associated with a terminal diagnosis or incurable illness. Palliative care is often misunderstood or mistaken for end-of-life care but, in fact, it can help a patient at any stage of illness and life.

Palliative care is medical care designed to support any other treatment patients receive by helping them live comfortably throughout their illness.

Services

  • Pain management.
  • Symptom management, including:
    • Shortness of breath.
    • Nausea and vomiting.
    • Bowel blockage.
    • Delirium and confusion.
    • Constipation.
    • Nutritional issues.
  • Facilitation of patient/family understanding.
  • Family and patient support in dealing with end-of-life issues.
  • Management of complications of advanced disease.
  • Spiritual counseling.
  • Bereavement support.
  • Hospice care.
  • Discharge planning.
  • Assistance with advance directives.

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