Palliative Care Omaha NE
Palliative care Omaha NE is specialized medical care for patients living with a severe health condition, and it focuses on providing relief from pain and symptoms of the illness. It also treats emotional, practical, social, and spiritual stress that illnesses bring up. We aim to improve the quality of life not only for the patient but also for the family.
Palliative care Omaha NE can be given while the patient is treated to cure or treat the disease. It may also be given when the condition is diagnoses, during treatment, during follow-up, and at the end of life.
Palliative care nursing can be offered to patients with heart disease conditions, lung diseases, cancer, kidney failure, HIV/AIDS, Dementia, and amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS). While the patient is receiving palliative care, they can still be under their health care provider's care and receive treatment for their illness.
At Omaha Eldercare, we have a team of specialists who provide palliative care to our patients. Our team consists of doctors, nurses and nurse practitioners, registered dietitians, social workers, psychologists, massage therapists, and chaplains.
The Goals of Palliative Care Omaha NE
Relieves Pain, Symptoms, and Stress
We strive to help you relieve your suffering pain and other symptoms, such as depression, fatigue, shortness of breath, nausea, constipation, loss of appetite, anxiety, and difficulty sleeping. Our team will help you obtain the strength to continue and prolong your life.
Improves Quality of Life
Our palliative care team's top priority is to improve your and your family's quality of life. We help relieve symptoms and stress of severe diseases, including cancer, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), congestive heart failure (CHF), dementia, kidney diseases, Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS), and more.
Give You Treatment Options that Match Your Goals
Our hospice palliative care team gives importance to your goals; therefore, we spend time to help you match your treatment options to your goals. We will ensure that your healthcare providers understand what you want and your choice. Our specialists will work together with you, your family, and your other doctors to provide an extra layer of support when you need it most.
Address Emotional, Social, and Coping Problems
Not only patients but also their families suffer from the patient's condition that may lead to fear, anxiety, or depression. Our palliative care includes counseling, support groups, family meetings, and referrals to mental health providers to provide for the needs of both patients and their families.
When Does Palliative Care Start?
One of the primary reasons behind palliative care is to help treat and manage symptoms and be implemented whenever you think it can help follow a diagnosis. This medical care is available for a number of diagnoses, which can affect the patient's life differently; a specific time frame should not be given.
It would be best to discuss with your doctor when this care can be helpful for you. However, you have to keep in mind that the decision is ultimately yours as you alone are aware of how you feel and what support level you would need or like. You are in control of the process, and the objective behind it is to provide you help in achieving a fulfilling life in every possible way throughout your journey.
Discuss with your family and your doctor about your care goals and your plan for receiving palliative care.