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Supportive Care Services (Palliative Care)

Indiana Regional Medical Center's (IRMC) Supportive Care Services (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.

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


  • 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.
  • Palliative care.
  • Discharge planning.
  • Assistance with advance directives.

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