Palliative care is a type of service that provides support and comfort to patients and their families who are dealing with a serious terminal illness. Its goal is to enhance the quality of life providing relief from symptoms and stress. For Palliative Care on the Sunshine Coast, St Mary’s Aged Care is the answer.
Our Palliative care services are provided by a team of healthcare professionals, including palliative care specialist doctors, nurses, social workers, volunteers, carers, and other specialists, who work together to provide personalized care that meets the unique needs of each individual.
This article will explore the services available with St Mary’s Aged Care and how they can the community through a difficult time.
St Mary’s Aged Care provides a range of services and support
1. Pain and symptom management
We offer specialized symptom management that can help alleviate the physical and emotional distress associated with a serious ailment.
2. Emotional and spiritual support
Our healthcare team acknowledges and addresses the emotional and spiritual needs by offering counseling to help them navigate the challenges of the situation.
3. Care coordination
We ensure coordination with other healthcare providers so an individual receives the best possible assistance.
4. End-of-life care
We provide compassionate end-of-life service that respects the dignity and wishes of each individual.
5. Bereavement support
We provide holistic support after the death of a patient.
6. Advance care planning
We help people make decisions about their treatment preferences.
Benefits of Palliative Care
- Improved quality of life
We focus on improving the quality of life of every individual by providing personalized support.
- Enhanced symptom management
We provide specialized symptom management that can help alleviate pain, nausea, and other symptoms associated with a sickness.
- Emotional and spiritual support
We recognize the emotional and spiritual needs of each individual and their families and provide counseling to help them cope with the challenges of a serious sickness.
- Care coordination
We coordinate with other healthcare providers inside and outside the hospital,
- Increased satisfaction
People who experience this service report higher levels of satisfaction than those who do not.
1. Who can receive palliative care?
This is available to anyone, particularly in the Sunshine Coast community who has been diagnosed with a life-limiting illness, regardless of age or stage.
2. Does Palliative care mean giving up on treatment?
No, it is not the same as hospice service, which is typically provided in the last six months of life. It can be provided at any stage of a serious illness and the service is often provided in conjunction with curative treatment.
3. Is Palliative care service covered by insurance?
Yes, palliative and aged care services in Sunshine Coast are covered by most insurance plans, including Medicare.
We offer a comprehensive range of primary care services for you and your family members.
4. How Do I Access Palliative Care?
Patients can access this service through their healthcare provider in the hospital or by contacting a provider directly.
In conclusion, palliative care service provides specialized symptom management, emotional and spiritual support, and care coordination.
It helps people navigate the challenges of an ailment and make informed decisions about their care and treatment preferences.
We provide palliative care and aged care services that are compassionate, and personalized. With our team of healthcare professionals, we can help you and your family cope with the challenges of serious ailments and improve your quality of life during a difficult time. Contact us today.