People coping with painful conditions or a serious illness have an important new source for help.
Borgess VNA Home Health & Hospice now offers Palliative Care.
Palliative Care is a medical specialty for improving the quality of life for individuals dealing with a serious or chronic illness. Experienced, trained specialists help relieve symptoms and keep persons as comfortable as possible so they can enjoy life to the fullest.
“Our Palliative Care team of experts personalizes care to meet the needs of each individual,” said Linda Young, MSN, RN, Administrator & Chief Nursing Officer, Borgess VNA Home Health & Hospice. “With this help, a person can resume life more comfortably – even while undergoing medical treatments.”
Common symptoms that Palliative Care may help relieve include pain, breathing difficulty, fatigue, constipation, nausea, loss of appetite and difficulty sleeping. Providing this care will be a team of experts that may include nurses, therapists, home health aides, chaplains, nutritionists, social workers and others.
Palliative Care is available at any time during a person’s serious illness. Working together with the patient’s primary doctor, the Palliative Care team delivers home care services for:
- Expert management of pain and other symptoms
- Help in navigating the healthcare system
- Guidance with difficult and complex treatment choices
- Emotional and spiritual needs (for the individual and the person’s family)
For more information, please call (269) 343.1396.
Borgess Visiting Nurse, Borgess VNA Home Care and Borgess Hospice offer a full continuum of care in the home that supports personal independence, safety and caring. Borgess Visiting Nurse is the oldest provider of home health care in southwest Michigan, serving the counties of Allegan, Barry, Berrien, Branch, Calhoun, Cass, Kalamazoo, St. Joseph and Van Buren.
For more information, please visit homehealth.borgess.com.