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Palliative Care in San Angelo

Providing Comfort During Difficult Times

Palliative care provides high-level treatments to patients with terminal illnesses or chronic pain conditions, including neuropathy, wounds, cancers, and more. Palliative care is an alternative therapy to traditional medicine and aims to make the patient comfortable.

In addition to patient care, our palliative care team at Shannon educates families about treatment options for their loved ones and what they can expect upon discharge once the patient goes home or to another facility.

Our palliative care specialists will examine your condition and determine best care practices for your specific needs.

If you or a loved one is living with a terminal or chronic condition and you think palliative care may be beneficial, don’t hesitate to contact Shannon at 325.747.5717 today.

Conditions Treated by Palliative Care

As stated by the Get Palliative Care website, this specialized healthcare service can benefit a wide variety of conditions. The main goal of palliative care is to improve the patient’s quality of life and help make them as comfortable as possible. Subsequently, focus is placed less on the condition itself, and more on remedying the accompanying symptoms. Common conditions that may require palliative care include, but are not limited to:

  • Cancer
  • Congestive Heart Failure (CHF)
  • Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD)
  • Kidney Failure
  • Liver Failure
  • Alzheimer’s
  • Parkinson’s
  • Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS)
  • COVID-19
  • Pulmonary Fibrosis
  • Multiple Sclerosis
  • Stroke

It is important to note that if your condition isn’t on this but you’re living with a terminal or severe condition, you likely will still qualify for palliative care. Consult with our team to see what services we may be able to offer you.

What Does a Palliative Care Specialist Do?

At Shannon, our palliative care specialists are compassionate, caring, and committed to helping patients find comfort in any ways they can. We understand that there are not only physical symptoms of terminal or chronic illnesses, but significant mental and emotional symptoms, as well. Palliative care provides patients and their loved ones with comprehensive support, services, and resources, including, but not limited to:

  • Medication assistance
  • Nutritional assistance
  • Anti-nausea medications
  • Physical therapy
  • Relaxation techniques
  • Pain relief techniques
  • Help with scheduling rides or additional services
  • Future planning with patient and loved ones
  • Emotional, mental, and spiritual support
  • Help with applying for medical leave or disability
  • Education on billing and insurance
  • Education on medication management and medical equipment use (for patient and/or loved ones)
  • Family support
  • Recommendations for peer support and other organizations
  • Additional resource recommendations for extra help

Discover the Healing Benefits of Palliative Care Today

Comfort is placed at the forefront of all palliative care treatment plans, and our team will do everything we can to make sure you’re as comfortable as possible at all times during your palliative care treatments. Your palliative care team will work closely with other medical specialists to provide multi-disciplinary and comprehensive treatments for your specific needs.

For example, if you are seeking palliative care due to cancer, your designated team will work closely with your San Angelo oncologist to pair your palliative treatments alongside your cancer treatments, with the goal of minimizing symptoms and maximizing overall quality of life. We also provide emergency medical services in San Angelo for patients who may need immediate care for a specific symptom or condition.

To inquire more about our San Angelo palliative care services and how we may benefit you or your loved one, reach out to our Shannon specialists at 325.747.5717 today.

We’re here to help you and your family find comfort during difficult times.

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