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Palliative Care

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Our intake line is available 7 days a week at 413-794-6411.

Palliative care is a specialized program that focuses on making patients comfortable during a chronic and complex illness. It provides an added layer of support for relief of pain, symptoms, and stress for patients and their families.

Care is provided by a team of specialists from Baystate Home Health who works with a patient’s doctors to develop the best plan of care.

Palliative care is appropriate for patients of all ages and at any stage in a serious illness. Palliative care can be provided while receiving curative or aggressive treatments or therapies.

Palliative care is a non-hospice service. Patients do not have to meet hospice criteria in order to be eligible for services.

Who can benefit from palliative care?

  • Patients of any age, including children, with debilitating chronic diseases or life-threatening illnesses, at any stage of diagnosis.
  • Patients with life-limiting illnesses experiencing unresolved symptoms such as pain or shortness of breath.
  • Patients who have frequent hospital or emergency room visits to manage shortness of breath, swelling, confusion, or other complex symptoms.
  • Patients seeking aggressive treatments, to alleviate the side effects and help them better tolerate ongoing treatments.
  • Chronically ill patients and their families who are not yet ready to accept hospice care.

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