Palliative & Supportive Care

Renown Health-palliative-care-senior-familyThe Palliative & Supportive Care program at Renown Health provides specialized medical care for patients with serious illnesses and diseases, such as advanced cancer, kidney failure or heart disease.

This partnership involves you, your family and your care team. It can ease the stress of serious illness and provide treatment options.

To make an appointment, call 775-982-5098.

Talk to your doctor to find out if palliative care is the right choice for you or your family member. Some indicators may include:

  • Multiple hospital admissions for severe illness
  • Severe pain, nausea, fatigue or other symptoms which impact quality of life and may stop continuing treatment
  • Treatments are no longer working
  • Feeling hopeless and discouraged about the future in the face of serious illness

The goals of the program are:

  • Prevent and relieve suffering and help build the best possible quality of life
  • Add value to standard therapies by assisting with advanced illness planning and symptom management

Your Care Team

The palliative care support team comprises doctors, nurses, chaplains, social workers and other specialists who work together with you to provide extra support. They can:

  • Facilitate close communication between you and your physician team, as well as nurses and specialists
  • Offer medical assessments and symptom management to help reduce pain, nausea, fatigue, shortness of breath and anxiety
  • Improve the ability to tolerate medical treatments and gain the strength to live a productive daily life
  • Explain treatment options and the decision-making process regarding care
  • Navigate the healthcare process
  • Lend emotional and spiritual support

To make an appointment, call 775-982-5098.

Palliative Care Team

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